Chloe and I have been at home today just getting things picked up and spending some time together. She is all about coloring right now and finds pens, markers, chalk, and crayons all the time and then she creates her beautiful masterpieces on any piece of paper she finds around the house. She's been know to illustrate magazines, books, the boy's homework, and a generous supply of copy paper from the stash in Daddy's desk.
Today, I was busy washing dishes and she was working at the kitchen table very intently on a new design. I try to keep tabs on her by talking to her while we are both working and today our conversation was one that melted my heart!
She finished a beautiful picture (mostly scribbles) on a whole stack of coupons that I have been saving and a bit on her chubby little hands. Today, she used only pinks and purples as her color palate which totally reflects the girlie girl mood she's been in the past couple of months.
Very proud of her work, she starts showing me all of her scribbles and when I said how beautiful they were and asked what they might be, she gets a huge grin on her face and says "Happy Faces". I continued to make over them and let her know what an incredible artist she is becoming. I asked who would be the recipient of this fine abstract art? She smiled so big and said as clear as could be, "It's for Albania!"
Aside from the apple not falling far from the tree, I have to admit that Chloe only being 2 years old and knowing how important it is that we show the people of Albania the love of Jesus is only the beginning of the heritage I truly desire to pass on to my children. I want them to always be aware of the needs of others and find joy in being used of God to help meet those needs. I want them to know how differently people live all over the world and that God's love is available to everyone no matter their address, culture, or past.
I'm not sure what my children will grow up to do, but I can already see from each and every one of their hearts and actions that they will live a life that God calls them to, they will be passionate about what the Father wants, and they will make me a very proud Mama being salt and light to a world that will always need a Savior.