Who knew that painting nails could be such a CLEVER way for GOD to help us grow?
But this is the thing…
Shasha is a bit obsessed.
Like 50 nail polishes, all the right fingernail file tools, the fingernail polish remover that you swish your finger in and Viola!!…polish removed!!!
She even lets me know DAYS ahead of time when she is going to run out of remover.
Her obsession has even earned a big part of her board on Pinterest!!
This is a 9 year old girl who grows out her nails so that she can TRY all the cool polish ideas she sees. LOL
All that is wonderful and creative and fun…..
But what has really struck me lately is that it has really turned into a lesson in…
You see….ths child is not blessed with a particularly high self esteem. We have spent many hours talking about how everyone is GREAT at..
We are all different and CAN NOT all be great at drawing or awesome at painting(which she is). Sometimes we have ppy for our brother or sister because THEY have a talent…then move on.
We have to find something that helps us FEEL CONFIDENT and that we enjoy doing….and then practice at it.
Sometimes we just have to find our niche.
A couple of weeks ago I found Shasha in the schoolroom on Pinterest. She had found a tutorial on marbelized nails and had taught herself how to do it.
Over the next couple of weeks I watched her paint and REPAINT her nails so many times that soon it hit me…
This is her thing…
that thing that can build confidence and also teach her about PERSISTENCE and NOT GIVING UP.
She would come in and say, “Mom!!! I messed them u again. I can’t do it. Ill never be able to do it right!”
Which is a perfect time to teach her about those things you can only learn thru experience.
Sometimes…Only thru trying something many times and failing…do you learn the right way to do something so that the end result is JUST.WHAT. YOU. WANTED.
Redemption…..in many colors.