Daddy’s Princess

17 May

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Recently, Corbynn has been enamored with brides.  They are princesses and she loves to look at their dresses and talk about how pretty they are.   She asks me things like, “When do I get to where a princess dress?” She loves to look at our wedding pictures and the pictures we have from our friends wedding with her and the bride and groom.  She desires to be a princess, and what it entails to her is putting on a pretty dress and walking down an aisle to marry a man.  This has got me thinking about the way I portray marriage to her, I want her to know it won’t be easy, but more than that I want her to know it’s worth it.  I love knowing I’m Gerad’s princess, and that one day I did get to put my princess dress on and walk down the aisle to him.

What about when Corbynn asks me a simple question about “when she grows up?” which happens to be her favorite phrase at the moment?  I have a choice to make in answering her, I can either impress on her heart that God created her to be a wife and mom, and to serve her husband and her family or I can just answer her question with, “We’ll have to see what happens.”  I have to remember that the words I speak to her about her future and her future marriage are very important.  They will shape how she views marriage and how she should treat her spouse.

Moms and Grandmas, I challenge you to look at how you portray marriage to the little ones in your care this week.  Remember the little things do matter!

Do you find this an area you struggle with?  If so, why? If not, how do you succeed?

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2 Responses to “Daddy’s Princess”

  1. Lisa Maria May 25, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    Oh this was such a good post and you are so right! My five year old is also ‘obsessed’ with weddings and dresses herself up in one of her older sister’s first communion dresses, which does look like a miniature wedding dress complete with veil. She talks about when she grows up and gets married too and she looks at her father and I very, very carefully. When she senses that tensions may be brewing she puts my hand in his and she grins from ear to ear whenever we kiss. At the moment I know that in her little world girls grow up and get married and have babies, but the world is just waiting to change her mind about that! I recently had to try to explain why two of her friends dont have Daddies, which was really tough because she understands that in order to have babies you have to have a mummy and a daddy and you have to be married. (I truly wish sometimes I could freeze her in this time of innocence!)

  2. Misty May 26, 2012 at 5:58 am #

    My daughter and I have the conversation often that God is the only one who knows who she will marry. That He has Mr. Right picked out for her. All too often young girls/ladies give their hearts away at a young age. We must as mothers impress upon them that their heart is a treasure for one man to find alone. Great post :)

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