So you probably didn't know that a pink princess and a modern day knight live with me. I mean it sounds like something out of a fairy tale, but it's true! I'm not sure why, but my Dad started calling my daughter "the pink princess" early on. She's now 4 and I think the title is going to stick. She loves the color pink (but so does her Mom) and she has always liked princesses (Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, etc.). In fact as I write this she is wearing her pink shirt with 3 Disney princesses on it while she plays with her Disney Princess figurines. I mean she is a pink princess all the way. She also happens to be the only granddaughter on my side of the family. The girl has some power (*smile*). She is beautiful and her giggle lights up the room. I think there is a song in her heart because she sings most of the day. Doesn't matter what she's doing, she's usually singing something. Almost equal to princesses is her love for baby dolls. It's so fun to watch her natural mothering skills at work. She likes taking care of something, even me when I'm sick or hurt. She's so helpful with a tissue or a blanket. She has a lovely heart for helping!
"Yes I am a Princess. My father is the King of Kings."
What about this modern day knight? Well, if we have a pink princess you know we also have to have a knight to protect her and that would be my 6 1/2 year old son. He is big brother and protector extraordinaire. To be clear, we're raising a modern day knight, which is also the title of a great book written by Robert Lewis (http://www.family.org/). He loves everything a boy usually loves; climbing trees, fighting against the "bad guy", getting dirty, and rough housing. But along with this tough boy side, he is incredibly sensitive and loving. He's a great kid! And he's very good with his sister (although I'm not saying they don't argue).
The key to loving, responsible, "good kids" is parenting and Adam and I take responsibility for that. You can pray for us and our kids because some days it's hard to be the parents of a pink princess and a modern day knight. But it's certainly worth the challenge.
"A righteous man who walks in his integrity --how blessed are his sons after him." (Proverbs 20:7)