Sunday my prince will come.

No, seriously.  My Prince Charming will be here on Sunday.  At least that’s what the side of his box says.   According to the instructions for “Magical Grow a Frog to Prince”, all I have to do is add water and “Prince will be fully grown in 72 hours”.  It also promises that he’ll be safe and ton-toxic.

I tried this instant relationship with a “Grow Your Own Cowboy” a while back, but that venture didn’t have the word “magical” attached to it.  My sister in NJ (she’s in the same single wait that I am) sent me this “Frog to Prince” and bought one for herself as well.  It was pretty funny last night on the phone – she was in NJ in the middle of a blizzard, and I was here in FL with the doors wide open – but together we followed our instructions, watched the outer frog shells disappear, and now we both have tiny little Prince figures who just need time to grow into Mr. Charming by Sunday, which, of course, is Valentine’s Day.

If only life could really be guaranteed like that!  We’ve all received the tempting e-mails promising us that if we forward them to 10 people in the next 5 minutes, our prayers will be answered within 24 hours.  God doesn’t work that way.  Sometimes He has us wait.   Sometimes we wait a whole lot longer than 72 hours.  But I’d still rather trust Him than follow the “guaranteed” instructions on the side of a box, or relayed in an e-mail.   

“My soul waits silently for God alone.  For my expectation is from Him”.   Ps. 62:5

And I’m going to wait for God to bring me His choice of a Prince Charming.  The one in the jar on my kitchen table is looking kind of scary right now.  The black smudge on his face may turn into a mouth, but then again…

4 thoughts on “Sunday

  1. OMWord!!!! I just love it! It all is so true at least it is for me.
    I must say I wish I could “grow a prince”. It just seemed so perfect for me in the way you spoke, it seems like it was something “I” wrote.

    I can’t wait for the next post!!!! Thanks for sharing. I always feel like no one gets it, ya know….NO ONE gets me, most don’t know what it’s like to wait and wait and wait and……….
    It’s nice to know there are others if only 1 or 2 people that get it, it’s great!!!!

    but I still don’t like Valentines Day…………except I love how much PINK is out right now, that’s the best and the only thing that’s good about Valentines!!!!

  2. Sharon,

    You are so right about those emails. I click delete on every last one of them!

    But, it would be quite interesting if we could add water and have our prince by Sunday. Yet (using your word), we would have missed so many important lessons that we have gleaned while we wait.

    Please let us know how your prince turns out. BTW, was that cowboy that you grew a real person?



    Darlene, there are some singles sisters here in Virginia, too. Be encouraged that there are others holding on as you are. God bless~!

  3. God has been giving me an amazing message relating our lives as single women (and working on one for girls) to fairytales. Two of the points are:

    – God doesn’t promise us Princes and then send us frogs
    – We don’t need Prince Charming to rescue us because we have already been rescued by the Prince of Peace

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m so grateful that I don’t have to randomly kiss frogs and hope for a prince. 🙂

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