princesses, plans and life lessons


It is the week after Christmas and the family is visiting

Princesses and warriors reign in my house

The princesses twirl . . .


Ssmile sweetly . . . and wave their magic wands . . .

Those pretty poses. 
Who teaches them these things?
Princesses just know . . .


 And they lovingly hug the baby . . . 

 They don’t just brighten our lives.  

Without knowing it, they teach us lessons about life.

One afternoon, while the warriors are off fighting battles, two little princesses coming up my basements steps are heard to say:  “We don’t need parents anymore to help us. We help each other hold our dresses up.”

“How cute,” I think….A mama overhearing and being much wiser in the ways of 3 year old princesses says to herself:  “I’d better see what is going on!” They  head to the bathroom, where they think they don’t need help holding up their dresses.  But even with mama helping, the hem of the dress falls in the water. There are tears of distress and dismay.  Grandma comes to the rescue with  a little soap and water. It will dry.  All is well.

A little later I hear something a little different as they once again come up the steps and head to the bathroom:  “We need parents to help us don’t we?”

And I can’t help but think –
How often I go about my life,
          making plans
          not bothering to ask for help
          thinking I don’t need it
And then discovering
I should have asked for help.

Lord, help me remember
I need “a parents” help” in all things,
even my plans.

For you are the best “parent” of all.

Proverbs 16:9  In their hearts humans plan their course,
   but the LORD establishes their steps.

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