Tuesday, February 22, 2011

a fairytale

i watched a special last night on william and kate, britain's royal couple. the lavish guest list, her speculated attire and all the lush, beautiful, things that will fill their newlywed life. i watched in awe, in admiration, and yes, with a tinge of jealousy.

then i looked at robert sitting next to me, and pablo sprawled out to my right, and i decided that this, this right here, is all it takes to make me happy, to create a feeling of contentment inside me so deep i believe it could sustain me all the days of my life. this blessing above all blessings, that of love.

and give me:

a deep kitchen sink by the window
warm flannel sheets in the winter and cool cotton ones in the summer
strong coffee with store-brand creamer
the first whisper of spring on my cheek
a great vintage steal 
flowerpots on my front steps 
the exhaustion of a good day's work
blue collars and white fences

over horse-drawn carriages, tiaras and mile-long veils any day. 

and i wish them the best, a lifetime filled with love, and i actually believe in theirs. and if fairytales are what it takes to keep us striving, reaching, for that love, then thank God for them.

but sometimes, fairytales don't look like fairytales, and that's okay too. because sparkle will fade, but laughter, truth and happiness are always, always beautiful. and the best part? they aren't reserved for princesses.


jeanette from everton terrace said...

Nope,laughter is available to everyone and that's quite beautiful. I was thinking while reading this that you could win the lottery and have all those things but they can never have a quiet life all to themselves. They don't get the luxury of making mistakes and keeping them private, of going for a walk together, all alone. I hope they live a fairytale life too, whatever that means to them.

Ana* said...

A lifetime filled with love is what a fairytale is all about. Beautifully said!!

Jenni Austria Germany said...

oh this gave me chills. as so many of your posts do.

Blondie's Journal said...

I believe their love will last, at least I want to believe this. I look around at all I have and I know there is very little left to want. Thank you for giving me the incentive to do this.


Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

I think fairytales are all about perception; you definitely have one in your life. And I completely agree with you: the horse-drawn carriage and stunning wedding dress...I'd trade both in for such a list of beautiful little things.

Cat said...

Oh...I totally agree with you! It can be easy to get wrapped up in the drama and grandness of celebrity weddings but at the end of the day...you are a lucky girl (who has her own prince) and is happy :)...which is all that matters. Here is to our own version of "happily ever after!"...cheers!

kate said...

and being a princess isn't just a beautiful crown. it's for the way you feel beautiful and special when the man who loves you simply looks at you :)

LittleSilkDress said...

YES. It's all about realizing just how blessed we really are. Love is love, no matter how we choose to decorate it.

charla beth :) said...

this is absolutely beautiful.

mskanorado said...

What's funny is, this soon to be Princess Kate may just wish some days that she could come home to a small cottage with her husband and their pup a simple life! ;) Fairytales aren't always about big castles and crowns, sometimes the home your love is filled with along side the love of your life, your own personal Prince,the prince of your heart - is far more magnificent!

Diana Smith said...

I think that they are truly in love too! They are private and when they are together you can just see their happiness with one another. But you are so true, I don't need all that money, fame and attention to be happy! Just my family and friends...and maybe a few cute shoes..JK!

The Smith Circle

Brooke said...

aw so true! everyone has their own fairy tales whether they look like it or not! I actually want to see that special though! ha

Romance In A Glance said...

This post has just made me all giddy and happy on a day where I was feeling crappy.

This is a beautiful post; so romantic, so lovely and so true. I enjoyed it! Just came across your blog and I am already hooked and following just by reading this post.

I am a romance blogger, so that is right up my alley. Hope you give me a look too! I will definitely be back! I may have to send a link your way just cause I love this post!!!

~Romantic Savy

Leonuh! said...

I couldn't agree with this post more!
I really don't think I could handle having my relationship thrown into the public eye like that. Every single thing that you do, someone will be wanting to know about it. No thank you!

Amber Blue Bird said...

i think Kate and William will make a great married couple and their wedding will be spectacular...I will for sure be watching it but I feel the same way as you. My life with my little family is a dream come true

Rachel said...

Thank you for following my blog! I'm following back!! :) This post was so sweet! You have a wonderful way with words!!

Have a blessed day!!


Dawn said...

ABSOLUTELY perfectly true and beautiful!!!!!!
I was thinking the same things the other day while reading on the Royal Couple. You just have the BEST way to say it!!!!!
Thank you...you read my heart and translate it:)

Daydream Living said...

You said it right, I too am happy just as we are, with our own two princesses and of course Mackenzie. Hugs, Maureen

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I think I need a deep sink! Great post- as always! Hope you had a good long weekend.

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

That last line was perfect, just perfect.

Eva @ Four Leaf Clover said...

This is such a lovely post and it gives me hope for the future. That I'll find that one who will make my "fairytale" complete and oh so beautiful. : )

Meri said...

I'm with you- I love to dream about fancy things, but at the end of the day I"m pretty content with the life I've got :)

Tiffany said...

I swear everytime I read your blog, I find a new favorite! Thank you so much for sharing! I totally needed to hear this today.


Sara Louise said...

This was truly heartwarming and beautiful. You have a wonderful way with words :-)

Shalyn said...

Oh, I love this so much Courtney! You are so right- so many celebrities and people who seemably have "everything" try so hard to find the same normalcy that we enjoy everyday. The grass really isn't greener!

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