“Mommy, does it matter if my picture is perfect?”
“Of course not dear! Just do your best & it will be wonderful! ART is meant to be done YOUR way! It’s not like math…”
“But brother said I have to use the right colors, he said I did it all wrong!”
“Well, brother doesn’t know that YOUR picture is going to go on my fridge & I want it to be done YOUR way! Besides, God gave you a different imagination than brother ON PURPOSE! If He only wanted pictures done brother’s way He wouldn’t have given you different ideas – but since He DID, He must like your pictures TOO!”
“Yeah, that brother just doesn’t KNOW, ‘cuz he’s not God!”
This morning’s conversation with my youngest son Wesley reminded me of these great pics – the first time we gave him a paint brush and let him loose, He was only 2, but already knew he was born to be FREE! ~ If God intended for us all to conform to be just like our neighbors, why would he tell us “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Rom. 12:2) I am so grateful for all my boys, but today – especially loving that God blessed us with Wesley who has been teaching & encouraging his big brothers to lighten up & be creative while trusting God in every moment, he has never known a moment of fear or ever doubted that he was exactly how God intended him to be…
Wes has been a living example of “Free to be ME!” since the day he was born!