Princesses change the WORLD one tutu at a time.
There is this thing about having little girls – at least in my world – you are bound and determined from the onset to make the world pink, filled with tutus and in general be all things princess.
All Things Princess
In your mind, she will twirl, and primp, sing like Snow White, dazzle the world like Cinderella, have a heart of gold and will rock her tutus and frills like a rock star.
I may be alone in this thinking – but given the high rate of sales on the most adorable little girl outfits and the etsy stores created for tutus and tutus alone… I would guess that I am not.
It really is all about the LIPS!
My little girl has yet to let me down! She loves her tutus (rocks them with a pair of jeans like it’s simply normal to dress this way) has mastered the art of matching her socks with her shirt. Has more “pretties” then I do and generally will not leave the house without the adornment of, at the very least, 3 diva hair clips. And let us not forget the lips. Ever since she discovered Mommy applying lipstick she has been obsessed with her ‘lips’. Judge me if you will, but I have yet been able to deny those doe eyes and sweet sing-songy voice that says, “don’t forget my lips Mommy!’ She will not be put off by the pale pink shades either! Nope its red all the way!
Princess Got Grit
Here’s the thing about princesses though – they should never be confused or in someway paired with the description of being weak, flaky or doormats. While Emma is sweet, stunningly beautiful, loves to adorn herself with all the ‘pretties’ in her possession and twirls about the house in a hot pink tutu – she is a force to reckon with. She possesses a spirit of strength, determination and will-power. She will not be deterred nor is she easily swayed of her opinions. She just turned 3 – and she is a Princess with grit.
Princesses can BURP with the best of them!
There is nothing I love more about Emma then her spit-fire attitude. At times I feel like pulling out my hair and wonder how I will ever manage the teenage years. But right now,
in this moment, I see my daughter’s will, eyes that light with fire and determination, a spirit that is strong and confident and I am filled with admiration. I watch her apply countless layers of “lips” and spin about in her dresses. She is a little girl who brings me hair supplies so I can pin up her hair like “Elsa” and then goes to a hockey game and has a burping contest with our youth pastor!! (yep you heard me right… honestly I’m pretty sure she won that contest too!) My heart soars when I think – she is my little girl!
Emma is a little princess have not doubt – but she is a little princess who will shake mountains!
Let her sleep now – for when she wakes she will move mountains…
I’m raising a little Princess who will rock a tutu in hiking boots from the peak of a mountain. A Princess Warrior who will shake leaders from their sleep! A little princess adorned in pink and heels who will bring about change in our nation.
While she will turn her Mommy’s hair grey with her endless arguing and battle of wills – I am a proud Mommy! A Mommy who’s raising a little Princess that will do mighty, mighty things and in a tutu to boot!
Happy 3rd Birthday my sweet, lovely Emma. I love you so much and I pray that you will always stand strong and confident in who God created you to be. That you will not allow the troubles of this world to shake your will. I pray that you will hold fast to the spirit of God alive in you – a spirit not of fear – but of love, power and a sound mind. Rock your pink and pretties all the days of your life and remember who you are.
Love you forever and a day from here to eternity. xoxoxox
Remember always who you ARE before the world told you who you should be. – a child of the ONE TRUE KING.