The Princess Holds Court

The bed I make and smooth every morning is crumpled, pillows caved in. There are heart stickers strewn about the table and toys in my bathtub. The Princess is here.

When the Princess comes, our house becomes her castle. Baba (her word for Henry) is her Prince. She told him so. Only this day, after watching the Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe she looked up and said, “You be King Peter. I’m Queen Lucy.” And so she was. Off they went to watch the movie again.

Queen "Lucy"

She saw the tiara on my dresser. The one from my mama that will be kk’s one day. Her great-grandma who will never know her, doesn’t even know me now. But kk will know her in stories and pictures. And she will have the tiara. One day.


Ever in the back of my mind the thoughts of how blessed we are to live just over 4 hours from her. Our next move could take us farther away. Each visit treasured and captured on picture after picture but it is our hearts that have been truly captured.

The time always short but full. We are worn from her energy but the satisfaction of the moment is bliss.

12 thoughts on “The Princess Holds Court

  1. Lou says:

    You really have a talent for photography. I’m learning, but considering a class because there is so much I don’t understand. In two weeks, I will match you photo for photo of my granddaughter!! And “princess” is perfect for the tiara coiffed one.

    Love your uplifting appreciation of life.

    • Debby says:

      Thanks, Lou. I’ve decided the best way to improve at photography is to take a lot of pictures. A few are bound to be decent! πŸ™‚ Some, I upload on my iPad to use some of the apps which are SO easy and one touch. You can give a vignette effect, make the colors fade or deepen. Just fun stuff. I can’t wait to see more pictures of your Smoochy! It’s hard to take a bad picture when the subject is your granddaughter πŸ˜€

  2. iamnotshe says:

    May I say, i wish i had a princess to muss up my stuff πŸ™‚ She is the light of your life, and she lights up mine. Thank you for sharing … and i’m sorry to be late! Love to you and your beautiful angelette. xoxo melis

    • Debby says:

      Hey, Melis. Hope you’re having a good weekend in the burbs πŸ™‚ glad you enjoyed the pics of our princess. Last night she was watching Pride and Prejudice with our daughter and told me there are 5 sisters and they ALL wear dresses. Already an eye on fashion! Xo friend

    • Debby says:

      I do at times, Heidi. I guess you and Mel have a keener eye. Though her baby pictures look so much like my daughter as a baby I often mix them up. Genetics are incredible πŸ˜€

  3. Debbie says:

    I love all the photos (you really are a fine photographer)! I’m particularly fond of the last one. Henry has that ‘There is nothing in the world I wouldn’t do for my grand daughter’ expression! πŸ˜€
    Hope you’re having a grand weekend!

    • Debby says:

      I agree, Debbie (of course!) about the last picture. You pretty much summed it up. She wears him out but there are no complaints. We have been given a wonderful gift – many of them really.
      Just curious…did you know any of the choruses in my post today? Knowing your jukebox brain I always wonder since I’ve lived most of my life thinking we’re the only ones that have sung most of these songs. Yes, just a bit insulated πŸ˜‰

      • Debbie says:

        I only knew 2 this time – but Dad and I sang them often when I was little. I can’t remember all the words but I’ve post parts on Chorus Section. πŸ˜‰

  4. katharinetrauger says:

    Definitely, I find that taking lots of pictures will eventually yield one or two of worth. You are right!
    I am such an accidental photographer. People ask how I did it and what camera I used. When they find out it’s just a small pointnclick, they are shocked. Take enough shots, you get one. It’s true. πŸ™‚
    Also, get yourself a beautiful granddaughter who is totally photogenic. That helps so much, doesn’t it! πŸ™‚

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