Give a child a magic marker, and chaos can ensue. But in the case of Joanna and Chip Gaines' daughter Emmie, what can also emerge is a sweet and surprising message — to all.
As Joanna reported on Instagram Sunday, she walked into 8-year-old Emmie's bathroom to discover a little artwork on the marble vanity:
The "Fixer Upper" host wrote, "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."
Phew! There's sweet, and then there's "but can it be cleaned up?"
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Still, as the moments passed Gaines had another thought about the drawing, noting, "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."
Gaines also posted about the mishap on Twitter, and got all sorts of beautiful feedback from fans:
Memories with an emotional and sweet touch can’t be remade or replaced. However, your single piece of tile can be. Love on your sweet babies and hold onto those moments.
— Diana Crouch (@leperchaun72) November 18, 2018
A gift wrapped message to think about every day. Only a child could open an adult’s eyes with such an important question!
— Cecilia Phelan (@phelan_cecilia) November 18, 2018
More proof that y'all are raising them right. She is such a sweet soul.
— Jennifer Lynn (@jenniferltalley) November 17, 2018
Still, while this was sweet (and fixable), we imagine the Gaines' are probably hoping that additional messages from their other children (Drake, 13, Ella and Duke, 12, and Crew, 5 months) don't pop up around the house.
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