I’d like to introduce you to a little fellow. He’s our grandson Henry.
His middle name is Samuel, but it could be Joy. Of course, that would be kind of feminine which would never do for this tough little guy. But what you think of when you are around Henry is joy. He’s a joy to his daddy John and his mommy Audra and to his Notty (that’s my husband Ray) and to his Little Mama (that’s me). When Henry smiles, he smiles all over. He crawls and he pulls himself up and he makes loud boy noises. He does all those wonderful baby things, but when you think of Henry, the first thing that comes to mind is that wonderful smile. Pure joy!
When I was a girl, I liked it when Miss Pauline came to be our substitute teacher at school. Miss Pauline was known for smiling all the time. I wonder what it would do for our husbands and children if we gave that a try.
1 Thessalonians 5:16, NASB