JE and I talked about how the artwork our parents hung in our childhood homes are seared in our memories to this day. He remembers the Korean Scripture that hung over his mantle, I remember the Serenity Prayer that hung in our bathroom, as well as other pieces our parents chose for the home. A quote here, an image there, a verse here, a portrait there.
So we’ve been thinking a little more strategically about the things we want hanging in our kids’ memories. A map of the world to hopefully give them a perspective and heart for the unreached. Our life verses. Hebrews 13:14, which I have yet to make. And a little square with just two words — But God.
I wondered at what age our kids would begin to ask us what “but God” means and why we have that strange, incomplete thought on the wall.
So I painted But God on an 8 x 8″ piece of watercolor paper today. Cub watched me paint it from afar as he was reading during Pup’s nap time. When I finished, he came next to me and read it. “But God.”
And then he said, “But God…..still loves us?”
He was asking if that was what it meant.
I was so surprised all I could do was kiss him.