MY LITTLE PRINCESS
The first time I met her was in 2014, I was miss Elkhart County 4-H Fair Queen. Imagine kids running everywhere by Park Stage, on Kid’s Day. There were watermelon races and fun events for all kid’s to participate in. Little did I know this was a day that I would meet a little girl that would change my life forever. Her Name is Moriah but I refer to her as my little princess. Moriah was sitting in her chair, her sister and family standing next to her. My parents were with me as well so they got the chance to talk to Moriah’s mom as I got to talk to her. As I sat down next to Moriah, the first words she spoke were, “I can’t be a princess because I have to wear these boots.” Moriah was born just a little bit different just like me, she had to wear special shoes on her feet that she called boots. I looked down at my own feet as I was wearing cowboy boots that day at the fair and said to her, “Moriah look I am wearing boots too! Just like you, and what do I have on my head?” Moriah replied with, “A crown, and you are a princess!” Hearing the words of “I can’t be a princess” broke my heart. I can remember kneeling down and whispering in her ear, “Moriah, you ARE a princess no matter what anyone else says, you are beautiful and you are God’s princess, never forget that.” I had a bag of different girly accessories that I gave to kids around the fair so I made sure to give Moriah and her sister some accessories. This little girl made a huge impact on my life that day. This is why I am here, these are the moments that I live for.
Just recently Moriah had another surgery and the day before I made sure to call her and let her know that everything would be okay. She told me she was scared, and I let her know that God is in control of everything and will be next to her protecting her. Moriah told me that she often is told that. She told me of her dolls and stuffed animals and asked me when she would see me again. I promised her to come see her the day after her surgery. On the phone she asked about my new crown and sash that I had just received. I told her I would bring them and she could try on my new crown. While chatting about crowns and princesses Moriah mentioned that she does not have a real crown. My brain began to think how could I give this little girl a true crown? Moriah deserved a real crown to show her courage and bravery.
It was November 25, 2015, time to see my little princess again. She came out in the cutest penguin pajamas, a smile on her face as always! While visiting we talked for a while and I asked how her surgery went and she gave me a thumbs up. Time to see the crown she said! We had some fun trying on my crown and sash and of course taking selfies! Because what girl doesn’t love a great selfie right? As Moriah twirled around I told her I had a very special surprise for her. It was the first crown I had ever received, a small tiara from Semi-Formal my sophomore year of high school. I decided it was time to pass it on to my little princess Moriah. As I put the crown on her head I saw her face light up. This made my day! Together we read a princess devotional out of the new book I gave her and in this moment was when I thought to myself how much of an impact this little girl has made to my life. As it was unfortunately time for me to go, we walked to the door together, took a few more pictures and as I was just about to go she hugged me and then hung onto my foot telling me she was never letting go! With the crown still on her head she made sure we knew that she was never taking the crown off of her head. She even tried to go get some glue to make sure it stayed but we reassured her that was not a good idea. As I left, I received a message from her mom with a picture of sweet princess Moriah standing, looking out of the window watching as I left.
You have made such a huge impact on my life, you will always be my little princess. Please never forget how truly beautiful you are inside and out. You are brave and courageous and that shows day in and day out. Remember God gives his toughest battles to his bravest soldiers. God has a plan for your life and he will guide you through your whole life, so never worry for what is to come because he knows where you will be ten years from now. Never stop dreaming, no matter how big or small any dream is achievable if you just believe in yourself and your dreams, I can promise you that. If you ever need anything please know I am always here, just a phone call away. Keep your head high always and keep believing in yourself. You changed my life since the first day I met you, always remember that you are God’s princess.
Well known for her love for Jesus, coffee, and having one arm. Sarah share's stories in her life in hope to help others. She wants you to know that,
"Our differences do not define who we are but are a part of the story that God has written for our lives."
Sarah says, " I hope that I can be someone to relate to in a world of untold real stories. Everything I write is from my heart and real."
"We are all created imperfectly perfect by God, we should be proud of our imperfections and differences, they make us who we are today but do not define us, know that you are beautiful and remind yourself of this everyday."