The Way You Are ~ a song for a princess

The Way You Are (Princess)

By, Chelan Rene’ Russ

2/ ‘09

Dream, little one, of castles and kingdoms

Of sparkling crowns and colorful gowns


You’ll get on your horse and ride on the hills

You’ll follow a stream, and drift into sleep


Princess, you’re a princess

Splendor & grace (how they)

Dance in your face


Princess, you’re a princess

Near or far (you are)

Loved just the way…

You are


Your Daddy, the King will see just how far

You’ve wandered away to ponder and play


With servants and prayers, danger and love

He’ll rescue his daughter, right next to the water


(Chorus)

Loved just the way you are loved just the way you are loved just the way you are…

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Inspirations:

“Captivating” by, John and Stasi Eldridge

Luke 15:22-24 ~ “But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet. And kill the calf we have been fattening. We must celebrate with a feast, for this son of mine was dead and has now returned to life. He was lost, but now he is found.’ So the party began.

Jeremiah 50:6 ~ “My people have been lost sheep; their shepherds have led them astray and caused them to roam on the mountains. They wandered over mountain and hill and forgot their own resting place.

Jeremiah 31:3-4 ~ Long ago the Lord said to Israel:
“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love.With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself. I will rebuild you, my virgin Israel…”

me, a teacher?

so through a strange turn of events, and no real effort of my own, i’ve been graciously handed a wonderful little part time job as a teacher … of wee little ones (my favorite age-group ~ 2 yr olds!), starting @ the end of this month! angel baby will be a classroom away, and i’ll work during braylon’s school hrs, following the same ISD schedule. just call me, “Miss Chelan“!

hutto baptist church / parents day out program has taken me in as one of their own, and made me feel so comfortable. PDO staff had the best 30-hour adventure on lake buchanan this weekend! i don’t know the last time i’ve felt tired yet completely refreshed, inadequate yet freely blessed, oh, & a little guilty yet deserving! my fave parts:

  1. driving the wave-runner by a lush shoreline where two deer were grazing, then racing a huge crane over the blue water, & finally screaming as i drove under a waterfall
  2. grubbin’ on a breakfast like none other (let’s see…biscuits & country gravy, french toast, crispy bacon, OJ, starbucks coffee, sausage patties, scrabbled eggs, & candy bars… i swear, it’ll be what we eat @ the feast in heaven)!

i just absorbed love like a sponge, through the beauty of His creation. i’m filled. He can wring me out now. the whole adventure and just having this job opportunity has definitely been a wink from God.

sisters

God winked at me again last night…let me know i’m loved. i called my sister, charity to just say hi, & next thing i know, 40 minutes go by. i’m laughing, crying, listening, pouring my heart out…it was the closest thing to a hug over 2k mi. apart. we must be a couple of elastigirls!

my sister is 34. beautiful inside & out. i used to steal her clothes out of her closet when she slept in. that was our biggest fight-fuel. in 6th grade, she called me ‘raccoon’ because my eyes had dark circles. in 7th grade she’d push me away from her in the car, saying stuff like, “start using deodorant!” she & michele smith would dance on the bed to cindy lauper & madonna & tell me to get out. she told her friends that i peed in the snow up by byrom elemenary, & would start off by asking, “did you hear about the ‘yellow snow’ story?” she humiliated me, i infuriated her & yet i think there was a part of us that always wanted to be like the other.

now… she is {to name a few characteristics} a dedicated wife, adoring mommy of 2, business-savvy, artistic, stylish, saved & sassy woman… & happy to say – my close friend. my heart breaks for those who don’t have that blessing of calling their sister a close friend. she is 34 ~ a very different person now, inside & out, & (did i mention?) more beautiful than ever.

∞ photos my dad took of us at about 5 & 7 ∞