I’ve been getting caught up in the media coverage of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding, have you?
The whole Royal Wedding thing is so fascinating to me.
I think it stems from my obsession with Princess Diana when I was in elementary school. I was a member of the Princess Diana Fan Club (and the Harrison Ford Fan Club too!) and loved reading about her fairy tale marriage to Prince Charles.
Well…it started as a fairy tale.
And now another Royal Wedding to enjoy.
I watched a 20/20 special about William and Kate, and it was so interesting.
Isn’t it every little girl’s dream?
To find her Prince Charming?
My mom used to sing to me when I was in high school…and in college…and after college…
“Someday my Prince will come….”
I love that song.
Mom was right.
I found my Prince.
And now we are raising four little princes of our own!
It got me thinking…
about four sweet little girls who will marry my princes someday.
And honestly, I worry a little bit.
I get discouraged with the way I see so many little girls being raised today.
They are growing up way too quickly.
They act more like “divas” than princesses.
So many shows on tv portray young girls as sneaky, spoiled, self-centered, and manipulative.
I tell my boys all the time, “You are NOT going to marry a girl like that!”
I want more for my boys.
I want them to find a REAL Princess!
And so I pray…
…for a Princess that realizes she is the daughter of the King of Heaven and Earth.
…for a Princess clothed in humility and grace, rather than the must-have fashions and trends.
…for a Princess with hands that will get dirty for the sake of serving others and with feet willing to walk the extra mile.
(Rather than one that demands manicures and pedicures by age seven.)
…for a Princess whose “adornment is not merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.”
1 Peter 3:3-5
…for a Princess who loves unconditionally and forever, and doesn’t run out when her Prince falls off his Royal horse and isn’t as charming as she dreamed. (Because it will happen.)
To the mothers of girls, I know it is not easy raising your daughters in today’s society. They are bombarded with so many images that negatively effect their self-worth. So I pray for you too, as you raise them. May the Lord guide you as you teach your daughter’s to find their true beauty in Christ.
And let me add, that we moms of boys need to make sure we raise Godly men to care for these princesses, to lead their families, and to love their wives as Christ loved the church. It’s not easy for any of us, is it?
When I was in college, many moons ago, I used to love this song.
It’s a song about a father who prays for his son’s future wife.
Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever thought that I would be the mom of FOUR boys!
But now that I am, this song has even greater meaning to me.
Here it is, if you have never heard it before.