I Let Someone Graffiti On My Wall

The other day I let someone graffiti my bathroom wall. As in, I handed her the Sharpie markers and told her to do it. It was awesome.

Perhaps a bit of back story might be helpful?

Do you remember reading about my bathroom walls when I talked about Homemade Art For Your Walls? Go ahead, go read it. I’ll wait.

So, early one recent Sunday my husband and I were lying in bed, just chatting before children start clamoring for breakfast. He turned his head and looked at me and said “Oh, we’re having ten extra people for dinner tonight.”

I realize this sounds like a bit of craziness, but it’s actually pretty typical for our family so he knew it was a safe thing to say. I’ll write more another time about our family and hospitality, but that’s not what I want to focus on right now.

Later that day we had some wonderful people come over for dinner, one family that we’re really close to and another family that is close to them but we had never met. The husband and wife both gave me a hug when we were introduced and I knew that it was going to be a great night. I’m an ENFP, so hugging doesn’t give me hives ;)

At some point during the evening the main bathroom was being used and our new friend needed to use the facilities so I told her to use the bathroom in the master suite.

A few minutes later she came out, a big smile on her face, and told me that she had wanted to just whip out a Sharpie and start writing on the walls! I had to remember that my bathroom walls have  Bible verses written all over them. I immediately told her that she should do it and handed her a handful of Sharpies.

She was ecstatic and ran off to the bathroom.

And now, whenever I use the bathroom, I see the scripture that she wrote on my wall and I smile.  I think of a great evening spent with new and old friends. I think of the common bond of the Holy Spirit that we find with other believers. I am so glad that God is using our house for His purposes.