Joanna Gaines Finds Daughter Emmie Kay's Precious Note to God — in Purple Marker on the Bathroom Vanity!
"May her faith always stay childlike and may I remember what she seems to already know. That God is the most relational and the most kind, and always near."
Joanna Gaines may be all about keeping her white living room furniture flawless, but the busy mama-to-five knows that sometimes spills or a smeared burst of color can be a good thing — especially when it's a sweet testament of faith.
Earlier today, this mess came in the form of a bathroom scribble to God, courtesy of Gaines' eight-year-old daughter, Emmie Kay Gaines.
"Walked into Emmie's bathroom this morning and my heart stopped for a second when I thought she had sharpied all over her vanity. And then I took a moment and really read what she wrote and thought, 'Well that isn't the worst thing to be permanent.' Then I touched it and realized it was erasable," Gaines begins an Instagram caption, accompanying a photo of Emmie Kay's succulent-filled bathroom vanity.
"I stared at her question and loved the thought of it and that that’s how she talks to God. May her faith always stay childlike and may I remember what she seems to already know. That God is the most relational and the most kind, and always near."
Readers' responses to Emmie Kay's precious missive ranged from, "It's hard to let them be kids sometimes, but especially in this situation it's almost like God is trying to get our attention. We could learn so much from our children's view of God and faith in him, even Jesus himself tried to tell us," to a simple, "Maybe you should encase it in glass so it is permanent!"
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