Wishes to you

There once was a boy who believed in enchantment.
He found adventure in the interwoven branches of a tree.
The streams were his ocean.
The hair upon his head was his forest.
Grass awakened at the touch of his bare, callused feet.
At his finger tips lay ivory...always ready to obey his command at the press of his fingertips.
Strings felt their vibrations circulate through-out the still air with his stroke.
His mind was an intricate web of phenomenal power and
complex threads of courage and strength.
He saw the bursting rays of ecstatic light beaming from souls.
Not only did he see the light, but he captured it.

With him, nothing was impossible.

His story continues.

William Hiram Best was born on February 8, 1996.
Before he was born, I was hoping I would have a sister.
Boys were gross. Even new ones.
But from the instant I looked at those big blue eyes,
I knew he was sent here for a reason.
He was sent to be my best friend.

Names of the Great William Best::

Squilliam, Chicken-Wing, Bostwick, Twitch, Dolly, Will, Bill, Schmill...;), etc

{Caution: Photo above may not be suitable for children}

I couldn't have asked for a better individual to be in my life on a daily basis.
My brother Will TOTALLY rocks this world, and that IS an understatement.

-Some of those Fond Mems of Squilliam-

*His little giggle he made when he was in his swing.
*Chubsters...sorry pal. But you had those chub-nub-legs.
*Those swedish-germanistic suspenders!
*His Hair. End of story.
*Playing the same 5 songs 20 times a day. For real.
*The uke. Need I say more.
*Playing imaginary animals.
*The time in his life where his main diet included yogurt, cheerios, and PB&Honey sandwiches.
*All those talks in the wee hours of the morning.
*His little weezy snore when his mouth hangs open.
*The Cockatoo hair in the morning.
*Never getting up in the morning.
*"Hey mom, I need to go to a stake dance." "Okay Will, where is it?" "IN PROVO". huh?
*That one day when we went swimming and suddenly he was buff and huge. When and HOW did that happen?
*Ape legs.
*The DAY, literally, when his voice dropped 5 guzillion floors.
*"Hey mom, this is Will! Can you come pick me up? Thanks"-in a baby boy voice. Message 4 months later...."Hey mom, can you come get me?"-Darth Vader low man monkey voice. See ya puberty boy.
*The first time I heard his testimony.
*Watching the way he treats those who are in need of comfort.
*Watching him run with Buster.
*Crying together when Buster died.
*Sweaters. All those sweaters.
*The classiest dresser I know.
*Randomly coming out of his bedroom in some odd costume.
*The Nephi swag of leather.
*Movies movies movies with his buds.
*Holding his hand while we went camping with Grandma and Grandpa and the fam. He was so little!
*All of his plays...wow dude.....he's like....WAY GOOD.
*Michael! Oh ya, remember that one time I may have caused you to not have children anymore?
*Flying with you. What more could you ask for?
*Those footie pajamas.
*That one time where you cut your foot open and you peed all over the doctor's table when he was stitching you up. ;)
*When he pats the space on the bed next to him when I come to say good night. This means, "Ally, come talk to me for a bit".
*His smile.
*His laugh!
*The Black Eye. I swear you're black deep down.
*Flat fingers. African nose...it's all good.
*Watching Last of the Summer Wine with him and Daddy.
*Watching you play swords with your friends.
*Praying together.
*Silent as a jig-saw puzzle.....

Dear William {the greatest bro in the universe},

Since I've left home and started my adventure in the crazy college world, I've come to realize, even more than before, just how extremely phenomenal you are. I miss coming home and hearing you pounding on the piano {who would have ever thought} and seeing the train of ducklings called your friends following you around the house. I miss our jokes and kidding around, and most of all your huge hugs. I miss having someone around who really cares about me and treats me how I'm supposed to be treated. You make me feel like I rule the world, William, and I thank you for that. ;) If I could tell you one little piece of wisdom for the life of Ally Best, I would tell you that dude, you need to stop thinking you're inadequate and believe in YOU! Every single person I've met that has met you goes on and on about how they wish they could be more like you and how genuine and REAL you are. Do you realize what a compliment that is? Remember that talk we had about spirits and how some are older than the age of the body? Well my friend, I feel like your knowledge and capacity of heart make your spirit 102. I mean that. You are intelligent beyond all reason, friendly to those who may be carrying a heavy burden or don't have confidence, you are so creative, and you don't care what the world thinks of you. Do you realize how AMAZING you are? You're one of those "most incredible people" that everyone loves and looks up to. You will do great things, my little brother. I love you so much and pray for you every single night that you may find peace and courage in your life. Thank you for blessing my life and causing me to believe in myself.

Happy Birthday Will!

You're my hero!
Love always,
Little Besty

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