Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Best Smile

Ahhhh, my Robert. Another one that God has deemed me worthy enough to care for. I don't know that I have ever known anyone so full of life and energy. Everything is full steam ahead with this little man.  And yet there is a side to him that melts hearts. He is always the first to share a treat, give a smile to a stranger, cheer on his friends and siblings, and strangle you with a bear hug. Nearly every night he reads William an extra story or two and will often buy some candy with the sole purpose of giving it away. He is about as generous as they come, except when it comes to Legos. Don't mess with the Legos, man.

Life always seems to be throwing him curve balls but he catches every one with a smile on his face. Oh, that smile is a special one. Nearly every fast Sunday he wants to bear his testimony. We used to try and dissuade him but he is a persistent one and I don't try to talk him out of it anymore.  He really has a testimony and really wants to share it and always with that smile. The one that melts ice and waters my eyes. The one that heals broken hearts and brings laughter to our home.  Someday he will be a fantastic missionary and I know that he will win many souls with that famous grin. This month he turned 8. In a couple weeks he will be entering through the gates of baptism and I can not wait to see that shining face come out of the water. I have a feeling it will be his best smile yet.