Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"P" is for Prince...

perceptions + quotes + reality =
A to Z Challenge



I am not a princess.

Although as a little girl, I’m confident I desired to be royalty as did most of my chums.  We imagined being glamorous and elegant with perfect figures, flawless hair, wearing exquisite dazzling gowns singing a most cheerful tune.

We envisioned ourselves dancing gracefully across a magnificent golden ball room floor in the arms of the most handsome prince who was of course, head over heels in love with us. We were the adoration of every woman and desired by fine outstanding gentlemen. Our leading man was catering to our every whim.
Well, I love a fairy tale as much as the rest of the world but truth be told, I grew up in a very small town bordered by farm fields far from anything resembling royalty.  At thirty years of age my hopes had faded and I was content to scrub the floors, wash dishes and turn down the beds. I was sealed within the walls of the stone castle, destined to the glass encasing.

Little did I recognize my prince was hovering around the corner atop his white horse ready to implant a wakening kiss while slipping on the proverbial glass slipper.  My knight in shining armor was disguised as the man who would ask for my hand in marriage.
My husband, my prince...and in his eyes, I am a princess.
“Hope is the expectation that something outside of ourselves, something or someone external, is going to come to our rescue and we will live happily ever after.”
By Dr. Robert Anthony


34 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A lovely P post and great to read.

Yvonne.

Joyful Noise for a Joyful Life said...

I love your perspective. This reminds me of Anita Renfros version of Taylor Swift's song Love Story
http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=7WZYWLNX

Em-Musing said...

I agree...I think there are many princes out there. I finally found one. :)

Mamma has spoken said...

It is great when you do find your prince charming especially when they are a keeper ;o)

Old Kitty said...

Awwww - I love happy endings! Your prince in shining armour is just lovely! take care
x

Arkansas Patti said...

Aww, how sweet. You did find a keeper prince. I think my prince's horse threw a shoe but I expect him to limp up any day now:))
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Jeanie said...

It is nice to read that the fairy tale came through for you.

Out on the prairie said...

I enjoy the thought, lovely to be treated as royalty.

TexWisGirl said...

glad you got your prince.

Roberta said...

You got your prince...so that, indeed, makes you a princess! Thanks for stopping by my blog! A-Z

*Sheila* said...

You are a princess, and may you and your prince live happily ever after!

Laura said...

what a lovely post - glad your dreams came true, even if they were in a different box!

Paula Martin said...

A great P post, so glad you found a prince (mine turned out to be a frog!)

SherryE said...

What a lovely post. So glad you got your prince!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I'm glad you found your prince, and I'm glad he sees you as his princess!

A very lovely post. I found my prince, too, and rather late--we got married when I was 40 after dating for 4 years. I didn't think I would ever find him, but we found each other. :-)

jen@ living a full life said...

You just write the most thoughtful and lovely posts.

Ginny said...

So glad you had a happy ending,,,he is CUTE!!!

Cassam said...

I blame Disney for us searching for our prince.I'm glad you found yours as I did too, I still have to scrub and wash.

Brian said...

Purrfect together!

Nancy said...

I am so glad your prince rode in from around the corner...so did mine I am so thankful...

Lynda R Young said...

aw, the perfect P word. My hubby is my prince too. Your post makes me want to go hug him. :)

Daisy said...

Very sweet post, Tracy. He sounds like a prince to me. :)

M said...

Oh...now that's sweet :)

Dianne said...

inspiring
wonderful photo :)

EmptyNester said...

Lucky girl- getting your prince. Some of us settled for the frog. LOL Very sweet post!

Beth Zimmerman said...

So ... is the beautiful dog a princess? Congratulations on catching a keeper! :)

Jaime said...

This is a beautiful post. I'm happy that you found your prince.

Wanda said...

Sigh *** Sigh****I'm loving your love story. What a way with words you have.

So glad you were swept away by your handsome prince...Fairy Tales do come true.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Fabulous story, Tracy... You are definitely a Princess... And your Prince is a keeper...

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Bish Denham said...

Ahh yes. I can SO identify with your post.

Donna K. Weaver said...

That's sweet. Who knew how different a real prince could look.

Robyn Campbell said...

Love your P post. My hubby thinks I am too. (Most of the time) :-)

Damyanti said...

And that is the only kind of being a princess that matters.

Look forward to the rest of your challenge run…can’t believe we’ve had 16 days already!
--Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

Twitter: @AprilA2Z
#atozchallenge

Herding Cats - Burning Soup said...

Well that just got a big ol Awwww outta me. Very nice P post :)