Friday, April 1, 2011

A Princess Story

Once upon a time there were three princesses:  Gwendolyn, Donatella, and Genevieve.  They lived in an enchanted realm, in neighboring kingdoms.

One day a new princess, Princess Bobbie, moved to the realm and brought her kingdom with her.  Only she didn't know that she was a princess.  You see, that's something about being a princess -- sometimes you forget.

As she was out exploring the realm, Princess Bobbie met the three princesses.  (The three princesses were often together; it helped them remember that they were princesses.)  She was mesmerized.  These princesses glowed.  And they glowed because they were magic!  They weren't the ordinary kind of magic, the kind where everyone can do the same things.  They each had their own special magic and it was exactly the kind of magic needed for their own kingdom.

Princesses aren't what most people think.  They aren't superior and unkind.  They are welcoming and inclusive, and Princess Bobbie was thrilled to be invited into their circle of friends.  As she spent more and more time with them she began to remember who she was.  Her magic began to return.  And that was a very good thing because an evil spell had come over her kingdom; they needed her magic.  So Princess Bobbie left to protect her kingdom.  Things got better and she returned to find her princess friends.  And they were happy together again.

But the evil spell isn't ever fully conquered, it is just cast out of a kingdom.  And over time it was evident that when the spell left one kingdom it would eventually find its way to another.  Sometimes it found its way to one of the other princesses' kingdoms.

If it attacked a kingdom while the princess knew who she was, she was able to defeat it.  But if she was a little unsure of herself, if she couldn't see her own magic anymore, the evil could overwhelm her.

And one of the laws of magic and spells was that each princess had to defeat the evil in her own kingdom.  The other princesses couldn't do it for her.  All they could do was cheer for her.  And try to remind her of who she was and to help her find her magic again.

But the evil tried to keep the princesses apart.  The evil knew that the princesses were stronger when they were together, that their magic grew as they spent more time with each other.

The evil also knew that being a princess is hard.  It can be a very lonely thing.  Especially when a princess forgets who she is.  That's why the evil worked to make each princess feel like she didn't belong or wasn't good enough to be with the other princesses.

But the princesses love each other.  And they are strong.  And they will keep fighting their battles and strengthening each other.  And although one may get lost every now and then, the glow from the others will always lead her back to them.  And the princesses will welcome her back where she belongs and help her remember who she is and the power she has.  Because that is what princesses do.

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Blogger BlackEyedDog said...

What a beautiful story =)

April 1, 2011 at 2:37 AM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

Won't you be my neighbor (princess)? :)

April 1, 2011 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger BethSam said...

Lovely story! Thank you, Robin, I needed to hear that. :)

April 1, 2011 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger Kazzy said...

It is nice to know Bobbie feels comfortable with those three princesses.

April 1, 2011 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Kristy said...

I like that they are nice and not mean girl princesses.

April 1, 2011 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

What a great story Robin. Its refreshing to read about solidarity amongst women for a strange.

April 1, 2011 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Shell said...

Love this!

April 2, 2011 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger WhisperingWriter said...

Great story.

I wanna be a princess.

April 2, 2011 at 1:47 PM  
Anonymous Libby said...

I have no desire to be a princess but I understand the strength that comes from the support of strong women. A beautiful story.

April 3, 2011 at 12:14 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

I was mesmerized. Great piece of writing.

April 3, 2011 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Stephi said...

Such a sweet, amazing post- us girls need to stick togehter!

April 3, 2011 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger Stephi said...

Such a sweet, amazing post- us girls need to stick togehter!

April 3, 2011 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger Deidre said...

I love that the princesses are so inclusive. If only that was always the case!

April 3, 2011 at 10:23 PM  
Blogger Dona said...

Great story! I like it a lot.

April 4, 2011 at 12:30 AM  
Blogger Emma Major said...

wonderful story, I just wish life was like that.
emma at

April 4, 2011 at 3:51 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

I want to be a princess.

April 4, 2011 at 4:29 AM  
Blogger I Thought I Knew Mama said...

This is my kind of princess story!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog during my SITS weekend!

April 4, 2011 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

You are a princess and so am I! I heart you. Great story. Let's make it a movie and then we can be rich. lol.

April 5, 2011 at 11:14 PM  
OpenID bluecottonmemory said...

I love this! So love this! On so many levels!Remembering who we are to God - a princess - and, so importantly, that God has friends who lift us up when we are down, who remind us who we are to H THanks:)im. I am totally blessed here!

April 20, 2011 at 9:30 AM  

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