This morning we were treated to the grandeur and opulence of the Royal Wedding. The bride glowed with a stunning beauty and seemed so at ease. The Prince was flawless in his appearance and his demeanor. The wedding was a real live fairy tale.
The wedding got me to thinking about my ordinary life. As I watched the bride step into the Rolls Royce on her way to Westminster Abbey I couldn't help but feel a twinge of something...maybe call it a touch of...hmmmm, not jealousy but maybe something akin to jealousy. As I watched this beautiful woman, who is beginning a life of a princess, I couldn't help but think of my own, ordinary life. I thought of the wild contrasts between the life she is beginning and my life. But as I watched the contraints with which Kate had to conduct herself it made me realize I couldn't be more thankful for the life I am living ~ as ordinary as it is.
This morning not only saw me watching the royal wedding, it also saw me racing around getting myself and Lucas ready to go on a field trip. Will Kate ever get to accompany her kids on a field trip or fix them breakfast or wake them and feel the warmth of their sleepy yawns? Will she want to do all of those things? I don't know the answers to those questions but I do know how very blessed I feel to be able to do all of those little things, and more, for my own children.
I feel very content, happy and blessed to be living my life ~ as ordinary as it is.