Except that he isn't so much any more.
Since his baptism, Sam has really started coming out of his shell. People at church comment on it to me all the time, that where he used to hide in the back pews before and after church, he now wanders around talking to people, helping the little old church ladies to their seats, giving and getting hugs, the whole nine yards.
It's really cool watching him stretch his wings out like this. I like it. :)