Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A real princess

Tuesday nights are my oldest son's soccer practice and as usual we were running late. My daughter was wearing her Cinderella costume and there was not time for her to change so she went in her costume. To my amusement both of her older brothers were not impressed with her clothing selection and begged me to keep her in the car during practice. I did not do this as she was so proud to be wearing her princess outfit in public.

When we arrived at the practice Mitch ran off to join his team and the two younger one went to play on the slide and swings. At the end of practice as I was walking back to the car with my children, my daughter picked up a dandelion and blew on it to make a wish. I asked her what she wished and she said to be a real princess. She does not understand that she already is a princess because she is a child of God.

You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:13-14

1 comment:

Katie said...

My son had a superman cape when he was little, complete with a big "S". He wore that thing everywhere, even when he'd long outgrown it and had to stuff himself into the little jacket the cape was attached to.

The other night, at dinner, my grown kids were talking about all of their toys that I "so ruthlessly" threw out and he remembered his cape. At 23, he wanted that cape back.