I can’t believe I forgot to post this! Not all fairytales are make believe, some actually come true . . .
Twenty six years ago, I married my Knight in shining armor. An Anniversary Fairy Tale.
Once upon a time, there was a little princess growing up in a big kingdom. She was fair and pretty and her smile glowed with joy. Although she was loved very much, circumstances changed in the kingdom and she began to doubt she was loved. By the time she was a beautiful and fair princess, she no longer believed in herself. Feelings and thoughts of unworthiness overwhelmed her.
One day, she decided to leave the kingdom and find this love she was missing. She looked in many places and many arms to find it. As the years went on, her eyes began to lose their once sparkle for life. Her smile was only pretend now. Still beautiful, but empty.
This fair princess was a young woman now, alone and scared. She was sure she would never be loved, for how could she be? She had been rejected by many. The copious amount of mistakes had left her full of shame. When she was just a wee little princess she would dream of her knight in shining armor. He was strong and handsome. In her dreams, he had the most kind eyes. She would get lost looking into them. He would love her. But now, those dreams seemed so far away. Her once ‘full of life’ heart was shattered and broken into many pieces. She carried on, giving the appearance of being brave, but she was frightened and broken. All hope seemed lost.
One day, while walking through the forest, head hanging low with shame and many tears flowing from her face, she heard something off in the distance. Too caught up in her own little world, she pressed on. Suddenly the sound of horse hoofs were right upon her. Startled, she turned to see a beautiful white horse carrying a knight in full, shining armor. She wiped the tears from her eyes and wondered who was under that helmet. Confused, she thought, why would he stop to talk to her, she no longer looked like the princess she once was.
This knight dismounted his beautiful horse. Her heart was beating quite fast. Slowly the knight removed his helmet. A very handsome and fair man was underneath. His eyes so kind. Were these the eyes she saw in her dreams all those years ago? His smile soft and somewhat modest. What could he want with her? Surely he was looking for anyone, anything other than her. She inquired as to how she could help him. He said he was there for her, he had been looking for her for his whole life. Bewildered, she turned in haste. How could this be? He doesn’t know me and where I have been.
She hadn’t gotten far before she felt a strong hand grasp her arm. She turned to see those kind eyes again. Something about those eyes, she hasn’t seen that kind of love in a long time. He slowly, while never taking his eyes off of her, dropped to one knee and said, ‘you see, my fair princess, you are the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. I was created to be your husband. I long to cherish you and protect you. I desire to live the rest of my life with you by my side. Please don’t run from me, for I love you with my whole heart and we shall be husband and wife.’ And as he was bowed before her, he kissed her hand.
And they lived happily ever after . . .
I am forever thankful to the KING of the kingdom for sending me my Knight in shining armor! Happy Anniversary, my darling!!