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Joy: From the Ground Up

Ordinary Extraordinary Hero March 2, 2014

Filed under: Man's Best Friend — Wiley Schmidt @ 10:32 pm
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My HeroesIt’s a moment my forever mom has dreamed about her whole life. And she didn’t even know it. She has gotten sneak peaks equivalent to movie trailers the last couple of months. But that could not have prepared her for what happened today.

Today, baby Carter became an ordinary extraordinary hero to me. Because today, he became an ordinary extraordinary hero to my mom. Sure, it’s happened before. But never like this. He smiled. On purpose. A lot. He smiled when she talked to him. He smiled when she laughed at him. And the best part? The smile got captured on camera. That moment will forever be frozen in time. And for me it will be frozen in my heart.

“I think that we all do heroic things, but a hero is not a noun, it’s a verb,” as American actor Robert Downey, Jr. suggests.Happy Doggie

It certainly rang true here in the Schmidt home tonight. Because here’s the thing – the smile itself can’t be any bigger than an inch or so. In reality it is so tiny. Yet it brought my beloved mom to tears today. It’s a moment that’s been dreamed about a lot longer than it lasted. In the blink of an eye, it was gone. But that’s the thing about firsts – God willing, it won’t be the last.



28 Responses to “Ordinary Extraordinary Hero”

  1. kiwiskan Says:

    That is one lovely smile!

  2. Lyn Says:

    Awww, look at him! What a beautiful smile. Oh Wiley, that is such a momentous occurrence.

  3. utesmile Says:

    That is so beautiful, a very precious smile! My kind of person, Carter welcome to the smiling world! It is wonderful like that for the first time, but I know Mr Wiles, that he will smile more often and and with your joyful attitude you will treasure it every single time, every moment as that is what we have. The joyful heroic moment to treasure in our heart.

  4. scrapydo Says:

    That first smile can’t be taken away! That’s awesome.

  5. Sandy Says:

    Oh, that is wonderful. Carter is such a cute little tyke. He’s making ME smile : )

  6. Basil Says:

    What a lovely photo!!

  7. fredrieka Says:

    Carter has a smiley face.. Oh how precious

  8. That is one happy baby. He can help you spread joy from the changing table up. 🙂

    Love and licks and smiles,

  9. Nikitaland Says:

    We love love love Carter! That is the most precious photograph ever! I always believe that it is truly the little things in life that matter the most, and that smile tells it all! Hugs to all of you!

  10. It’s the best smile what amkes every monday special :o)

  11. Aww, super cute smile

  12. huntmode Says:

    He does make me smile just looking at that smile and your Mom’s. Here’s a smile, a grin and a woof from Team HuntMode!

  13. Reblogged this on Wiley's Wisdom and commented:

    That moment remains frozen in time.

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