The first time I met Charlotte she spoke to me of birds that soar high.
She told me about Gentians, beautiful deep blue flowers that grow only at high elevations like the Alps in her native country of Switzerland.
Charlotte was generous with her encouragement. As she quickly sketched these images she jotted down words and scriptures that came to mind. I was down at the time but she said I would someday thrive in high places, just as the birds and mountain flowers do. These were words I needed to hear...words that encourage me to this day.
This beautiful lady took her place in heaven last week but her spirit lives and her artwork continues to inspire and encourage. Much of it is in the form of quick sketches that spoke truth into the heart of the recipient. I bet there are hundreds upon hundreds of lovely drawings like these tucked into drawers and books and little boxes all over the world. This is the kind of gift you keep forever.
I honor you today, beautiful Charlotte...your talent, your generosity, and your love of God. You were really something special and your legacy lives on as those you inspired seek to use our gifts as selflessly as you did.