Tuesday, March 11, 2008

My Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, there was a Queen who loved children. She spent many days overlooking the children in the kingdom, and she was happy for the most part. In spite of her happiness, she felt that something was missing.

Then, one glorious day, a prince was born unto the King and Queen, and the kingdom rejoiced. The Queen was certain that she had never beheld such a beautiful child, or felt such joy, and the King was beaming with pride.

Life changed quite drastically in the royal castle. The noise that echoed through the royal halls was quite deafening for a time, and the Queen feared she would lose her royal mind.

Soon, however the prince was toddling around the castle at full speed, and charming everyone with his smiles. Much rejoicing was done by the Queen, that she had survived the little prince's first year with her royal sanity more or less intact.

Then, on an ordinary day, like any other, the little prince, who was twelve and three months by that time, fell while playing on the royal throne, and hit his head. The Queen, who was across the room, checking her royal correspondence, observed his fall, and a gasp escaped from the Queen's lips.

Before the Queen could even get up, the little prince ran to her with his arms outstretched, wrapped his arms tightly around her neck, and placed his head on her shoulder. The Queen felt the warmth of his embrace and the softness of his cheek against hers. She kissed his royal head, breathed in the intoxicating smell of his hair, and knew without a shadow of a doubt that this is what she was meant to do. She was always meant to be the little prince's mom.

The Queen's heart was full. All was right in the kingdom, and the Queen lived happily ever after, loving the King and the Prince.

The End.


Burgh Baby said...

"Charming . . . smile" is right.

Really great story, as usual. I hope the Prince is OK.

Janet said...

That is indeed what it's all about. Beautifully written.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Boo-hoo-hooooooo...as Dylan and Jonathan are so similar this Duchess (as there can't be two queens and I don't feel that I am worthy enough to be at Queen status after reading your enchanting story, so well written) this piece made me weepy! So lovely! :-)

Kellan said...

That was the most PERFECT fairy tale Jen - I loved it!!! I think the Queen is very lucky! I'm also happy to know this Queen and call her my friend!

(Wasn't Kelli's comment funny on my post?)

Have a good day in your Kingdom today - I'll see you later. Kellan

Kristi @ Mi Vida Ocupada said...

Ahhh, that was so incredibly sweet!

The Girls' Mommy said...

:D I want to be a princess in the next one

Jennifer S said...

I love this fairytale. There's nothing better than that sweet need when they just want Mommy...the Queen, I mean.

I found you through Motherscribe, and look forward to reading more!

Jen said...

BBM, He's fine. He must have one heck of a hard head, because he fell off the royal "throne" about 5 times today. That first time that I wrote about was definately the hardest, though.

Janet and Kristi, Thanks for the compliments.

Jonny's mommy, Truly, after I posted this I thought, "Oh geez, jonny's mommy will be crying in the bathroom at work again"!

Kellan, Likewise, my friend.

Julia, If you were a princess, wouldn't that make you my DAUGHTER? I know I'm older than you, but come on!

jennifer h, Thanks for dropping by! I've seen you around the blogosphere. If you are writing your first novel, we definately should chat sometime. I'll email you.

JCK said...

This is a kingdom I want to be in! Magical as usual.

Please pop over to my Castle and sashay off with your award.

Joanna said...

If I had connections I would demand someone publish you immediately! Cute. Too bad I've got none - sorry. :)

Kellan said...

Hey Jen - have a good day - Kellan

San Diego Momma/Two Funny Brains said...

I'm reading this to my kids tonight before bed!

Great fairy tale. Write more!


Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

Beautiful story!

Shellie said...

How lucky are! I predict a happily ever after :)

Kellan said...

Hi Jen - Thanks for the continued prayers for our sweet baby. I hope you all have a great weekend - Kellan