A Princess that can only eat Peas!


Once upon a time, in a land far far away there lived a girl who always wanted to be a princess.. and alas, she finally at 40 (something) was one!  It’s a funny one for sure. About 20 years ago(yes that long), some of her Irish dance troupe friends were  princesses of the Irish American Society. But I, who not knowing my ancestry really thinking I was German and French mainly, did not really aspire to be princess. Was always happy for the girls who were but continued to Irish dance for 10 years.  I got married, and got distracted and lost my drive to dance and teach.  It was sad that I just abandoned it like that.  Missed it all the time. Since then, have found out I have heritage that matches the passion, 20% Irish, the rest, 53% GB (Scottish) and Swiss.   So here we are 2017, and one of the past princesses, lovely lasses nominated me this year, I was very humbled and honored. I would have to attend as Princess in our annual St. Patricks Day parade.. I actually get to be a real princess. My husband being so sweet has always called me that< and I know God thinks so too.

If you have read my last posts, you know , I am on a lifestyle change of eating and excercise, so to think I had to be in a parade at the size I am , was quite distressing at first, like what was I going to wear…YIKES!

I have a beautiful friend who stepped in to help me, she spent her whole day here, trying to look at what I was trying to put together.  As we talked, I went to show her my Wedding dress, and right next to it, was a dress I had forgotten I bought at a Thrift store, thinking I would like to wear one day, she had great ideas for it, and she put her creativity with it, made it look Celtic.  I had a black cape that Steve’s mom gave me awhile back and it created a look I have seen across the ages, you see above.. I actually already had a tiara, from my wedding, and it all came together.

I lost some pounds from my lifestyle change, and for once in quite awhile, I felt pretty, like a princess… A princess eating peas…LOL  Actually I can’t have peas, they are not on the plan.  However, my day of being princess  I cheated a little,  being Irish you can’t not eat Shepard’s pie or have a Guinness.  I gave myself grace.  Happy to say, I still lost a pound by Monday.  This week is my last weigh in, for the biggest biggest loser,  I think another lady has beat me, but NOT really.. I am beating my self.  I am happy this week on how far I have come in a short time.  I WILL keep going.  I will keep leaning on God, and the people he has placed in my life for inspiration, and experience life with! I will follow the Beatitudes!

The Beatitudes
(Psalm 1:1-6; Luke 6:20-23)
3“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
5Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
6Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
7Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
8Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called sons of God.
10Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. 12Rejoice and celebrate, because great is your reward in heaven; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets before you.


I guess my whole reason for writing this blog is…. One day your a princess.. the next day your not, still fighting for health and happiness.  We all have struggles that are real to us, and we can relate them to anything, and anyone, you cannot let your life testimony be a secret, we are all in this together, and we all have the same struggles just with different things and situations.  Transperency is a lost part of who we are, was, can BE…

 I want to hear your story,  it may help me or someone who reads it?  So please, comment below, or leave your blog link below I would love to read your story!    


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