I just realized her shirt matches the castle.
Do you ever wish you could just run away? You know, just escape from the craziness of life and go live in a purple castle? You could wear a long flowing, princess gown. Put little braids and baby's breath in your hair and ride a pink pony in a field of sunflowers? I know I've thought a lot about that the past couple of days...
I love my kids. I really do. But lately, being a mommy has been very hard. My children are going through a screaming phase. I mean, screaming all day. If they don't get their way, they scream - you know, that high pitched, bloody murder kind of scream. And they feed off eachother. If one starts to do it, the others tend to follow. And I don't like it one bit.
Two days ago, it got so bad, that I locked myself in my laundry room and cried on the floor leaning against my washing machine. Mommy gave herself a time out. It helped - a little.
I think I need to practice some more of that "imaginative play" that my children are so good at. You know, telling themselves little stories out loud as they play with their castles or their trains. Maybe it would help me escape a little.
Even better, I need to imagine what my life will be like after this life on earth. Because, in reality, I really am a princess. A daughter of the King. And in heaven, I will see myself as I really am. I will have full clarity. I will understand the Why. Everything will be explained. I will see the fruit of my labor. And most of all, I will be with HIM. And we will dance around and ride ponies alongside the castle walls. And I will fully love and be loved.
So God, take me out of my reality and bring me into Your Reality.