Hey Lil B,
I haven’t forgotten you. Thank you for never leaving me. Thank you for reminding me that a smile can brighten someone’s day. I love your colorful beads and beautiful dress. You look just like a princess. You look so hopeful and full of love and wonder. You are the definition of a hopeless romantic. I’m sorry I let you down. I apologize for letting other people take away my sense of wonder and smile that you fought so hard to keep. I apologize for keeping you away from seeing me happy. I hate to break your heart, year after year. I know you thought that you/I would be with our prince by now and I keep bringing you frogs. Someday our prince will come but we have to have patience. GOD is working on someone for us, trust me.
Do you remember that part in the movie when Cinderella’s mean stepmother wanted her daughters to get the prince and every girl in the land wanted him? Well, we both know that Cinderella married him in the end. Prince Charming knew that he wanted to be with her out of ALL of the beautiful women he could have picked in the Kingdom. So even though Cinderella lost hope, he did not settle and he only had eyes for her.
I know how much you wanted to be like Cinderella and have all of your dreams come true. Your dreams are unfolding now in ways you would have never imagined. Your prince is not here yet but I can feel you smiling and getting excited thinking of him. He’s coming and when he does, please keep calm. We don’t want to scare him away, now do we (Haha).
The truth is, Disney did exactly what they sought out to do. They told you a story. A story is just that, a story. It is not a depiction of your life and your journey (six year old’s may not know what that word means but a depiction means “a picture”). The moral of the story was not that your life was going to be just like Cinderella’s if you wished and had all of your problems taken away. Cinderella’s story was never going to happen for you because her story is not your story. Her struggle was not your struggle and that’s ok!
What Disney was trying to show you was that even though you may lose someone you love, even though you may be forced to work in the worst of conditions, even though you have to struggle to keep your kind and adventurous spirit, what will be for you, will be for you. No matter what. I love you, so so dearly. Thank you for keeping me grounded and hopeful and keeping that little spark of wonder in my heart.
Until next time,
Remember – Adventure is out there.
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