Friday

Dreams Do Come True


Cinderella.   She's a big deal at our house.


I'm serious.


She is the princess to love.  Any why wouldn't she be?  Her story begins as a broken, unloved girl, dressed badly.  She gets help from some talking mice, the supernatural, has a major transformation, gets the cute guy and lives happily ever after.


Very realistic


I found this picture the other day.


It's my firstborn, meeting Cinderella for the first time.  She was two.  At eight, she still remembers that moment when she flew into the princess' arms.   She felt safe, content and loved.  It was her dream come true.


I'll never forget it.  We waited in line for hours.  We were hot, sweaty and tired.  But my eyes filled with tears as I watched my baby run into Cinderella's waiting arms.  My hubby looked at me and then at Cinderella and said, "Maybe she is real."  


And ya'll, I think he meant it.


When I think of my life . . . the bad choices I've made, the grace I've been given, the miracle that I call my children, I can't help but feel like my little girl did -when she met Cinderella for the first time.


That's going to be me one day, running into my Father's arms.  Meeting the ONE who gave me life, let me be a mom, a wife.  I will feel safe, content and loved.  I will say thank you.


My dream come true.


VERY REALISTIC.


Food for the Soul:
Isaiah 6:1-3
"In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple.  Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.  And they were calling to one another: "
       "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; 
       the whole earth is full of his glory."


30 comments:

Colleen said...

Beautifully written!

I cried when my boys were baptized. Is that weird? ;o)

Lisa J said...

I love reading your blog, you brighten my day. I am so glad I am past the days of little ones being sick and all. But I do have my memories of pure innocence as well. Children truely are blessings and I treasure each and every one of them. Have a great weekend.

AmandaE said...

awww! I love it! I hope our girls NEVER tire of all things Cinderella. Oh BTW- I read your little interview on "5 min. for Mom" Your becoming famous! You go girl!

Valarie said...

That was just beautiful! Such a sweet post.

Bahama Mama said...

I have a photo just like this of my little one and Winnie the Pooh. Just like it!

Andrea said...

Wow. That made me tear up. Soon and very soon...
Have a great weekend!

BrownEyedGirl-- said...

Awww, that's so cute! Never myself being princessy, I do (secretly) hope if I have a little girl she will be that way a wee bit.

lori said...

AW...that was wonderful...
no poop or goo noses...I have to admit I was a bit confused for a moment...:)

you are right.....what a great analogy....running into the arms of THE KING....into a land that the magic will NEVER end..
that's just sooooo cool!!

thanks for this one!!
oh...and I've never noticed the PIC on the side before....!

Have a great night!!
lori

Heather J. said...

The picture is darling. Cindy is pretty popular in our house too.

The sentiment of this post is beautiful.

marky said...

What a beautiful post!

mommypie said...

Oh wow - that one brought tears. What a wonderful post :)

Gerbil said...

That picture is just about the most adorable thing ever.

Faerie Mom said...

I have goosebumps. Fabulous sentiment! I have a pic of my DD with Belle that is pretty similar to this one!

Crystal said...

What a great story! I loved how you tied in our hope and future with your daughter's fairy tale. How awesome that it is our real hope and future, one we won't out grow when we get older. Great post! Thanks!!

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

I can't WAIT for that day...it's coming!

Amanda said...

Amazing post. Can't wait for that day...

Child of the King! said...

Your an "all around well balanced Child of the King, Princess!"

You have a gift/talent in shareing words, keep them coming after all..some (or most of us) love having our cups filled here!

Peace out~ Dawn :0)

val said...

How beautiful is that........

THopgood said...

beautiful post...but...

Belle is better...WAYYYY better....she even turns beasts into good handsome men...

;)

Baby Mamma (Tamra) said...

So sweet. And a great thought of being a princess of the King.
Almost makes me like Disney World. Almost.

Domestic Accident said...

Darn, Kristen, you are good. Your blog is just an oasis of peace and humor for me. SWAK!

Melanie said...

What a beautiful post. And you made me cry.

twinklemom said...

That was so good!! Had me going awwwww....reminds me of the song "Cinderella" though by Steven Curtis Chapman so I started bawling and the dog started looking at me in this weird way wondering if he was chewing on something he wasn't supposed to again and if he was going to get relocated.

Jessica said...

Such a beautiful post.

Lily Pad Mom said...

This is a beautiful post. What you have written and the picture. I cannot wait to see my daughter's reaction to meeting Cinderella (her favorite princess) next month.

Mrs. Brownstone @ XBOX Wife said...

This is beautiful!

Melissa said...

What a cute story. I can relate because my three year old princess-in-training LOVES Cinderella. She saw her at Disneyland last year and it was fun to watch her excitement. I loved this post, very touching.

Denise said...

Such a precious post.

Deidre said...

Beautiful post. 'Running to our Fahter's arms' - what's cool is He will be running towards us as well - gives me chills.

Amber (Imperishable Beauty) said...

Oh, I love this. Very beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. It brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face. :)

God bless!