About three years ago, I wrote a fairy tale. I posted it again today because, after reading it at school on Tuesday, I knew I needed to share it here again.
I hope you enjoy it.
Once upon a time, a baby girl was born. She was no ordinary child. She was a princess, although no one knew it, not even her parents.
She grew up in a typical city neighborhood, the oldest of four children. She didn't treasure her life very much because no one had ever told her how precious and valued she was. She'd play in dirt, run the streets and break all the rules.
As she grew, she longed for love. In her heart, she never felt loved unconditionally by her own father, so she gave her affection, her heart, and her body to anyone that would take them in exchange for a little attention and love.
Years went by and one day, this young girl was introduced to the King of a faraway land that had come to her city. What is so astonishing is that this King had been searching for her everywhere. As they talked, he gave her the news she was a princess-that she belonged to Him and had been secretly stolen by a thief and then sold.
He was the King of all Kings and His heart was overjoyed to finally have her back.
This information only angered the princess. "How can that be true," she said, and ran home crying because deep down she was afraid that it just might be true and that would mean that her parent's had lied to her all these years.
She felt betrayed.
What if His words were true?
What if she really was a princess?
How would that change things?
Panting as she walked through the back door of her house, she told her father the story the King had told her about her being a princess and being stolen. Her father laughed at her and the story; told her to go to her room and never speak about that again.
Now she knewwhat the King had said really was true.
When she walked into her room, there, on her bed was a treasure box filled with presents-
a gold necklace, a bottle of beautiful perfume, and a ring, along with a note:
To My Princess :
I love you.
These gifts are yours.
They've always been yours.
I am so glad we found each other.
I've been searching for you from the day you were stolen.
You belong to Me and I will wait for you as long as it takes.
'Your Faithful King'.
"Where did this come from?" she thought. 'How did He find me here?'
The princess put the box under her bed and hid it from her parent's for fear they would throw it away.
She'd bring it out occasionally and look at the outside of it: the colorful fabric, the golden thread, the letters inscribed:
For My Princess
More time went by and the girl grew to a young woman. She carried the box around with her wherever she went, although she never once took out any of the gifts to wear or enjoy; she only glanced at them in awe. She just couldn't accept that she really was a princess; so putting the gifts on would only feel uncomfortable, ugly and shameful.
She went off to college and gave the last piece of her heart to another lover only to become pregnant and alone.
Devastated with the reality that her life was over, or so she thought, she went home and told her parent's the news.
Her mother said, "I'm not surprised."
Being that it was her father's birthday, she couldn't have picked a more appropriate time.
He held her and they cried.
The princess became desperate and so lonely, though really, she wasn't alone...
"Surely somebodywill love me," she thought, and foolishly ran into the arms of a long ago lover. But what she didn't know was that he was a friend of the thief who'd stolen her as a baby. This lover took her drinking to ease her pain and as she sat upon a bar stool, drinking and thinking, this question arrested her thoughts,
"What are you doing here?"
At that very instant, she got up and walked out, never to see that lover again.
This was a turning point in the life of the Princess.
There was life growing inside her and deep down she wanted what was best for this little one.
The King waited...and waited.
He sent his men to guard and protect her from anymore harm-of this too, she was unaware.
He sent one of His servants, a woman servant, to assist her in coming back to Him and His kingdom.
Over time, this servant befriended the Princess and noticing the box was always with the princess, asked if together they might open it.
The princess agreed, mainly because the servant's eyes were clear and there was nothing to make her think this friend wanted anything from her.
Her eyes somehow reminded the princess of the King, but neither said anything about that.
So, the girl drew the necklace from the box, smiled, and then put it on the Princess.
Next, she slid the ring on the nervous finger and sprayed the fragrance in the room and on the Princess.
When the mist of the perfume hit the skin of this precious princess, instantly she felt clean-like somehow she'd had a shower, but one she couldn't really describe.
This was an 'inside the skin' shower.
Her heart felt washed, full; it felt new.
One can't really understand how this feels unless it's experienced.
Oh, how the princess wept.
The power of the fragrance had filled her heart and then, as she stood there,
she heard in her ears,
loud as thunder, yet in a whisper,
"You don't have to give up your baby,
just trust Me with your life and I'll take care of you and the baby."
She sobbed deeper,
tears washing away anger, loneliness,
now a fullness filling the empty spaces that had died inside her.
She just had to somehow get to the King. She was desperate!
'Please, take me to the King!'"
They hurried as fast as they could, despite the extra weight from the life inside the Princess, to the King's castle and as they entered the throne room, they each bowed at His feet.
He held out His arms.
- The servant lay at His feet while the Princess, lifting her head, nervously waddled up into the King's lap.
Her huge belly settled between them and they laughed and hugged.
That moment seemed to last for an eternity.
Tears of repentance, along with the sadness gave way to joy, and a calm contentment that everything was going to be alright.
Well, the princess had a beautiful red-headed little girl. She weighed 9 and one half lbs. and was twenty-three inches long.
She was so beautiful, a princess herself.
It is to be noted that the princess had two sisters and one brother that were overwhelmed with the prospect that they, too, might be royalty and when they met the King, they knew in their own heart that, yes, it was true!
The fairy tale doesn't end yet.
The King had arranged for a wonderful prince to meet the princess long before she knew he was a prince and long before either of them knew they would one day wed.
But isn't that like the King?
He is full of surprises.
The prince was in training when he was made aware that the Princess needed help. So, he gathered his friends to himself and made a plan. He would marry the princess, adopt her daughter and together the three of them would embark on a life of adventure.
...and that's just what he did.
After a beautiful wedding, they said goodbye to her family and went far away where the Prince could finish his training, fight battles and conquer lands for the King.
To this day, he fights and wins and loves and serves the King and his bride.
The happy couple had four sons-
each warriors for the Kingdom.
Years flew by and that chubby little red-headed girl grew up, married her own prince, and they have three chubby, red-headed girls of their own.
Both families lived life serving the King and the princess' parents were restored to the King by His love and mercy.
They moved into the palace and are living happily ever after.
Not Quite The End...*
*-This is truly my story and most of it actually happened, but mostly it happened in a realm one can only dream of and where hands cannot touch!
A huge thank you to Lisa for letting me use her granddaughter's picture. Thank you, Lisa!