While I may have assumed otherwise, it turns out that even the lovely home of Chip and Joanna Gaines is susceptible to unsolicited artwork titled, “Child With Sharpie.”
In the Gaines’ house, which now has five children, one of the girls must have managed to slip away with a marker in hand.
Emmie Kay, 8, left her own little slice of artwork on the bathroom counter, a drawing that Joanna Gaines loved so much, she had to photograph.
“Walked into Emmie’s bathroom this morning and my heart stopped for a second when I thought she had sharpied all over her vanity,” Joanna wrote on social media.
“And then I took a moment and really read what she wrote and thought, ‘Well that isn’t the worst thing to be permanent.'”
Joanna’s photo revealed her daughter’s purple-markered drawing, with a six-sentence question written inside some kind of cake/present/box drawing with a bow on top.
Emmie Kay had written the sweetest, most innocent words to God: “Hi God, what are you doing?”
Gaines reported that the marker turned out to be erasable, creating a moment of relief combined with love for her daughter’s faith as she focused on the drawing.
“I stared at her question and loved the thought of it and that that’s how she talks to God,” Joanna wrote.
The marker may not be permanent, but Emmie’s message made a permanent imprint on her mother’s heart.
“May her faith always stay childlike and may I remember what she seems to already know,” Joanna wrote. “That God is the most relational and the most kind, and always near.”
Fans are loving the adorable drawing, and loving that mom didn’t get mad, but rather, saw the drawing for what it really was: a glimpse into her daughter’s heart.
Fans of Chip and Joanna may soon be seeing much more of the Gaines children’s adorable antics on television once again.
In a recent appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Falon,” Chip prematurely announced the couple’s intent to get back into television.
The vision is still coming to fruition but should feature plenty of what Chip and Joanna do best: mend homes, create beauty, and exude an authenticity that keeps viewers coming back for more.
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