From Rachel, the Illustrator
A few years ago Rachel and Ashley asked me to draw illustrations for their catechism project. As a mom and a former special education teacher, I was excited because I believe in adapting lessons for all types of learners. This has been the longest (5 years) and most fulfilling project I have illustrated. I loved spending time pondering Scripture and God’s role in my life.
We created 10 diverse characters used throughout the 150 questions and answers. There’s a little girl in a wheelchair, a boy with leg braces, kids with no visible disabilities, and families of different races. When I drew the last illustration—a picture of all our characters resurrected and whole in heaven with God—I started crying. Because of Jesus Christ, these little characters who were broken and struggled and questioned things are finally healed!
And one day I will be too. So will my sister, my friend with cancer, my little cousin with cerebral palsy, my daughter with anxiety, and my friends with infertility. One day that will all end. There is hope because of my savior. What a joy it has been to be part of this project!