Sunday night I went home to hang out with the fam and spend time with some close friends that were in town. During dinner my Mum spilled the beans that David Archuleta would be doing a special fireside for the youth in Laguna Niguel later that night. Naturally, I told my 17 year old brother that he would be needing a chaperone for the evening and that I would have to accompany him to the fireside. So off we went.
Aside from Brother Archuleta's spastic ramblings, the fireside was fantastic! The kid's certainly got the gift of gab. In addition to his heartfelt testimony, he sang three beautiful hymns: Be Still My Soul, How Great Thou Art, and The Spirit of God. The boy seriously has the voice of an angel!
At the conclusion of the meeting, the presiding member of the Stake Presidency stood to thank Brother Archuleta for coming and excused him before the crowds. Lucky for us, David politely interrupted and said that he'd like to shake the hand of each member of the audience. There was an audible squeal of approval from all the little 13 year olds. Ok, and maybe I squealed a little too.
When it was our turn to shake his hand I said something stupid like "Way to go David" and flashed some goofy smile as my brother laughed at me. I know. I'm an idiot. But then, David spoke opened his mouth and said, "Wow! You guys have beautiful smiles. I mean, your teeth are perfect."
Seriously? Did David Archuleta just tell us we have beautiful smiles? And perfect teeth? We both grinned from ear to ear and stuttered through our "Thank yous." As we left the room I squeezed my little brother's arm to stable my woozy knees. We both looked at each other and had a good laugh. Oh, David.