Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Little Girl Has Dreams

I don't care how "liberated" females have become.  A girl wants to be loved.  A girl wants to be cared for, to be protected and fought for.   A girl has dreams.
We had the pleasure of watching the high school production of "Cinderella" today.  Cinderella shows grace under oppression, doesn't seek revenge, and holds onto her dreams.  Even though the whole princess thing is cliche, there are some good lessons there.  A girl needs her dreams.
At this moment, this little girl has dreams of being a teacher, a salon girl, and a fashion designer.  She wants to borrow her parents' Snoopy & Belle figurines for her wedding cake and get married in a dark purple gown with sparkles.  She wants to play the queen in her high school play, not Cinderella, because she doesn't like "kissin' on the lips".  ("You can't say that in the SCHOOL, Mom!" she told me at intermission.)  She says she will never, never, never, never, NEVER have a boyfriend in high school.

I like where this girl is heading.  Aim high, Wynnie!

But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. --Matthew 6:33


Anonymous Jodi said...

amy, you've successfully done it again...made me cry with your heartfelt posting that i can soooooo relate to. i wish more than anything that our little ones could hold on to the pureness, goodness and innocense that God pours into them as we are growing them in our bellies. why must the world be such a hate-filled place?!?

April 7, 2011 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I'm not sure why the world has to be this way, Jodi, except to say that we are called not to get too cozy and love THIS world, because "if anyone loves this world, the love of the Father is not him" (1 John 2:15). God has prepared a wonderful beautiful place for us - and it's up to us to share the anticipation and a foretaste of that with everyone, esp. our children! Hugs!!

April 7, 2011 at 4:50 PM  

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