"You need to stop day dreaming and wake up and face reality. No prince ain't gonna come and save you."
While those are most likely not the exact words of Grady Garland, my late step father, they still ring in my ears today in a voice that I remembers as his. While Grady never used the word 'ain't' my mind plays the confrontation summarized above with that word used because of the igorance Grady had on the topic.
Today, my blue eyed prince came and saw me. Wonder of wonders! I thought about what Grady had told me years ago ( A really long time ago). And how praise God they are only part true. I think Grady was a cynical of love because of the wounds he carried. Although he was a good man, he was alsoa wounded man witha life time of hurt. He did not want the same for me. He wanted to protect me from the things that hurt me. He wanted me to be strong. I wanted to believe in fairy tales. After all, I was a little girl.
I want to tell the world, that even though life is tough and things happened that want you to believe that things like princes sweeping you off your feet and true love that conquors and redeem does not exist. I am here to tell you that it does. Of course, I am 24 and really in love for the first time. However, it is not my blue eyed prince that saved me. In fact, being saved for life began on the day Grady told me that.
I had a reasonably fun youth. I was very conservative about my relationship and I was able to make many guy friend as well as girl friends. I had a great time. Many laughs and talks and good times doing unusual things. I was still careful and gaurded. No one was going to save me, so I had to save myself.
As a younger youth, I was in some serious darkness. I as depressed and hurt from blows life already dealt me. I tried to be guarded but I was hurt by people I thought I could trust. Then the Prince of My Soul came and saved me from darkness.
So when I look at my blue eyed prince, I thanks God that I am a strong woman. I don't need him to save him, but rather, I need him to share with me. Of course no one is going tosave me... I have to save myself, let Light in my heart and make healthy choices. But it is nice to share those choices and that light with a handsome Prince.