Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Perfect Smile

A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it. Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give. ~Author Unknown

I love this kid, and I love his smile. He doesn't like it so much because he is misssing some teeth due to a congenital defect. He lost his baby teeth and there just weren't any adult teeth to fill the gaps. Therefore, the teeth he does have are w i d e l y spaced. This makes his bite funny and his smile, well that picture above is what I usually get in a snapshot.

We have consulted with an orthodontist about braces, and even though now would be the ideal time to move his teeth, we just cannot find the $4000-$5000 it would cost. It kinda breaks my heart.

When I heard that invisalign was doing a giveaway promotion, I whispered a little prayer, "Please, God?" The difference between me wanting to give something to my child and God wanting to give something to His? He owns it all, anyways. So, I am doing my part and posting about my wish for a perfect smile.

If you want to check it out, click here.


Elena said...

I'm praying you win this! There is NOTHING like wanting to give something to your child and not being able to. If I could give you a few of Carter's EXTRA teeth I totally would!! :)

Frizzy and Bird said...

Oh how we hope and pray we can give our children all they NEED. I hope that this prayer is answered. I remember having a huge space between my front teeth and how insecure I felt about it. Keep us posted!

Jesse Hake said...

Oh dear, I'm so sorry. I have a soft spot for kids like him. Let's just hope for the best. Keep praying and just keep the faith. He'll have a perfect smile someday, I tell you.

Fred Collinsworth said...

I hope you get the money needed for his treatment. That way, we can all see his perfect smile.

Fred Collinsworth

Cody Zieba said...

You’re such a very loving lady, Gina. I appreciate your genuine compassion for the kid. My heart is broken for what breaks yours. Hope you were able to raise funds. I am pretty sure that this kid's beautiful smile will warm the hearts of many. May I ask what happened afterward? Hope to hear good news from you! ->Cody Zieba