Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Queen of MolliWorld

Once upon a time, there was some unpleasantness in MolliWorld.  The crown Prince (also known as the ex-husband) was quite unhappy.  Things just hadn’t turned out the way he’d hoped.  Or something.  Things were amiss.  During an awful heated discussion, he looked at Queen Molli and yelled, “You are being CHILDISH!”

 The Queen was quite stunned.  Those words were mean, hurtful and stinging.  Childish?  Childish is selfish.  Tantrums come to mind.  The Queen began to seriously wonder if she actually was being childish. Nobody but the unhappy Prince seemed to find this to be true.  But could it be true that she was behaving in such an un-queenly manner?  Insisting on having things her own way?  Throwing tantrums?  Being immature?   Folks, there was trouble in MolliWorld, and that trouble rocked our little kingdom and its Queen to the very core.

Our Queen, who has been known to think an idea nearly to death, thought and thought on it.  Childish?  Really?  Up until then she had held the Prince in such high esteem.  She had promised to love and honor and obey him.  She loved him above all others.  Suddenly-in a flash, it came to her. She was not being childish.  She was being child-like.  Our Queen was looking for the good in the situation.  She was hoping for everything to work out okay.  She really thought if she was good enough, worked hard, did her homework and went to bed at a reasonable hour…everything would be all right  She wanted to please the Prince, but alas!  He had passed the point of being pleased.  He left her to pursue other things.

In the months and years that have followed that sad day, the Queen has pondered the differences in childish and child-like.  She decided that it isn’t bad to be child-like.  She has tried with all of her might to view the world with child-like wonder.  To be amazed at the beauty of creation.  To be ready to laugh at herself and the world around her at all times.  To trust that God is in control and things really are going to be okay.  She has learned that taking herself too seriously could cause her to miss out on a great deal of joy.  But she also knows that there are situations that call for gravity and she is fully capable of responding appropriately when the need arises.  She knows that her heavenly Father wants all of His children to come to him as a child and find comfort in His arms. 

Queen Molli lost the Prince who held her heart during her youth.  But the most wonderful thing happened.  Another Prince…Prince Edmund (also refereed to regularly as Rocket Man, because he is a rocket engineer) a very grown up and amazing Prince…happened into her life.  He found her child-like faith and response to the world to be refreshing and he loved Queen Molli and MolliWorld so much that he took up permanent residence.  Prince Edmund and Queen Molli are living happily ever after…and Queen Molli is Cleverly Masquerading as a Responsible Adult!

8 comments:

Teri Lynne said...

This just makes me so very happy! What a wonderful beginning!!!

Mollianne said...

Thank you, Teri Lynne. I wasn't able to write the beautiful niece into my fairy tale, but thank you for the nudge. And, for the beautiful artwork. I will certainly give you BIG credit for that every chance I get.

SandyM204 said...

Love your new blog! Can't wait to hear more about the "Royals" around you. :)

Mollianne said...

Why, Thank you! Who knew how fun this would be?

Beth said...

This is just great! I can't wait to read the thoughts you think! You are always the cause of a smile on my face and joy in my heart. Yay!

Mollianne said...

Yippee! Big thanks to TL for the beautiful layout. Ed thinks I need to write up the 'Rabies is ALWAYS Fatal story' but I'm not sure I can do it justice. Who knows, though?

Stephanie said...

Hi Mollianne. First I'd like to say that I really like your name. Lovely. And welcome to the world of blogging. It's a great source of encouragement to me and I hope it brings you the same. I look forward to reading more.

Teri Lynne said...

Mollianne, Stephanie who commented above is one of my bloggy friends! :-)