Tuesday, December 8, 2009

My Happily Ever After

This is a repost of something I posted 5 years ago.  I had to publish it again because I found the perfect printable to go with it!

Eliannah:  I can't wait to grow up and get to wear a beautiful dress and meet my prince.
Me: Do you know who my prince is?
Eliannah: Of course I do.  His name is Daddy you know.
Me: But what happens after you get married?
(Eliannah looks stumped and doesn't answer)

I gaze around at the loads of laundry, dozens of dishes and mobs of dust bunnies silently proliferating in their den under the couch.  I thought about all I had hoped for, all I had dreamed of when I was a child and all I had hoped to be.  Then, turning from the chaos to look into her eyes I smiled and answered, "This is what happens after you get married.  This is my Happily Ever After. "


Bree said...

Thank you.

Priscilla said...

Amen to that!! After, 14 moves in 11years; 3 houses (we have purchased); 1 Prince; 3 grown kids; 2 grand kids - I am content!!

Heather Pelczar said...

I love how happily honest and content you are. And how you so effectively communicated those two things to your daughter. I love my dust bunnies- they moved in when my family started making so many memories I couldn't find time to sweep them out. :)

Jeannett Gibson said...

Amen girl! It's been interesting to show and explain marriage to my 16 year old sister. She certainly has visions of castles and perfection...

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