Having a three year old in the house is really fun. Elaina believes that she IS a princess. She adores all her beautiful dress-up gowns. It’s really fun to go grocery shopping with her when she wears one of her gowns. On one shopping trip she wore her Snow White dress. It’s fun when people play along and gasp at the sight of Snow White grocery shopping. Of course, she LOVES the attention.
It’s not just her dress up stuff she loves, it’s any of her dresses or cute girlie outfits. Sometimes it takes her a while to pick out just the right ‘beautiful’ outfit for the day. When we go places she twirls and sways, waiting for people to notice and compliment her.
There is a purity to her esteem as a princess. She isn’t haughty at all. When she sees other little girls, she admires them and talks about how beautiful they are, too.
I think it’s sad that we grow up and forget that we are princesses. We lose the innocence and are tempted to make comparisons. We have a tendency to look down on ourselves, feeling that is the Christian thing to do. We aren’t supposed to be ‘prideful’. It may sound silly, but we ARE princesses. I think we can and should walk through life with that kind of authority. We are after all daughters of the King!! Maybe we should buy tiaras and put them on every morning and wear them as a reminder of who we are in Him!
Our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace. Psalm 144: 12