Yes, this is what my husband Mighty Prince Warrior gave me as a birthday present this year. And if you give a princess warrior a sword, you need a place to put it right? How about here....
.....on a life size blog banner!
Funny thing was, I was questioning whether or not I should continue blogging the very day I received this as a present. You know those times when you are looking for a sign from God? Do you think this sign is big enough?
Mighty Prince Warrior had been secretly working on this for 2 months and put it all together himself. I was so surprised when I came home to find it hanging at the top of my stair case, that all I could of was laugh! It was so surreal.
The sword is a replica of King Solomon's sword.
I have wanted a sword for so long now....and now I have one!
The sword is removable and I have been having fun playing with it. (The sword is really heavy.) I have been 'fighting' imaginary opponents like 'Hashimoto's Disease' and 'Adrenal Fatigue'. I have been knighting my husband and boy warriors. All the boys have had a turn of it and they think it is the best present ever.
I love so many things about this present. I love firstly that my husband put so much thought, time effort and love into this present. It was literally tailor made for me. It made me feel so special.
I also love that there is now a physical constant reminder on my wall that I am a a princess warrior, and that I am learning to live in the unforced rhythms of His Grace. I sometimes forget that....
Another thing I love about this present is the timing of it. I have been going through a difficult few months filled with burnout, discouragement, frustration and dismay. I actually said to a friend a few weeks ago in a sms, "I feel like I have dropped my sword." I love that God knew that the timing of me receiving this gift would coincide with a battle going on within me.
I feel reinvigorated to pick up my sword again and fight the beasts of burnout, discouragement, frustration, dismay and bad health. Not this sword, but the sword that is the Word of God. Having felt defeated lately in a few areas, I am encouraged to rise up again and keep on fighting whatever is standing in the way of living the life that He has destined me to live.
Still taking lessons from the King,