- Stacey C.
Unconventional Fairy tale
This post was originally written on October 26th, 2012. It was my initiation to blogging.
"Sometimes in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale". ~ Unknown
I love that quote because it gives me hope that even though I wasn't born in to royalty, I can still be the princess I always wanted to be. Ah, the fairy tale... I am married to my Prince Charming who swept me off my feet, riding in on his noble white stallion. We live in a beautiful castle with our precious well behaved little children and our lovely stable of horses and our servants who keep it all perfectly maintained. We have a beautiful cottage garden with flowers of every variety lining our cobblestone driveway. Yes, life is good! Okay, let's get real... I have a great marriage, and pretty fantastic kids, but our life is far from ordinary (it borders on chaotic at times) and our "fairy tale" is certainly unconventional! My Prince Charming looks like he is riding a hippity-hop when he is on a horse and I prefer a black horse to a white one, my four bedroom, one-story "castle" is somewhat cluttered and often not clean and my kids run around like banshees, being loud and often socially inappropriate. Our "cottage garden" has every variety of weeds with a few flowers interspersed and our cobblestone driveway, is actually gravel. But, in a way we are still living a fairy tale (unconventional as it may be)... we are happy, always smiling and laughing and we have love - lots of it! It is not to say things don't get messy in life, because really, life IS messy, but we get through it and usually are stronger because of it. This is our story of our day to day walk down this path we call life. It will take us down memory lane, it will sometimes cause us to laugh and at times cry. It is just a way to chart our path. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing and if not, it is your choice to not read, but please don't leave negative comments.
You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord's hand. ~ Isaiah 62:3