Saturday, April 30, 2011

I'm a Princess... A daughter of God

I know I'm 21 and probably too old to like princesses but I do. I have liked princesses ever since I have been little. I love the stories of these princesses. I love the things they have to go through. Then at the end there is always a happily ever after.

I like them so much because I am a princess. I am a daughter of God... a daughter of a king! And in my life I can have a happily ever after as I live the gospel of Jesus Christ.

President Uchtdorf gave a talk which I love titled, Your Happily Ever After.

“Once upon a time” promises something: a story of adventure and romance, a story of princesses and princes. It may include tales of courage, hope, and everlasting love. In many of these stories, nice overcomes mean and good overcomes evil. But perhaps most of all, I love it when we turn to the last page and our eyes reach the final lines and we see the enchanting words “And they lived happily ever after.”

"Isn’t that what we all desire: to be the heroes and heroines of our own stories; to triumph over adversity; to experience life in all its beauty; and, in the end, to live happily ever after?

“You are a beloved daughter of Heavenly Father, prepared to come to the earth at this particular time for a sacred and glorious purpose.”
Sisters, those words are true! They are not made up in a fairy tale! Isn’t it remarkable to know that our eternal Heavenly Father knows you, hears you, watches over you, and loves you with an infinite love? In fact, His love for you is so great that He has granted you this earthly life as a precious gift of “once upon a time,” complete with your own true story of adventure, trial, and opportunities for greatness, nobility, courage, and love. And, most glorious of all, He offers you a gift beyond price and comprehension. Heavenly Father offers to you the greatest gift of all—eternal life—and the opportunity and infinite blessing of your own “happily ever after.”

Sisters, we love you. We pray for you. Be strong and of good courage. You are truly royal spirit daughters of Almighty God. You are princesses, destined to become queens. Your own wondrous story has already begun. Your “once upon a time” is now.


  1. This just gave me the chills! I love that I have the knowledge that I truly am a daughter of a Heavenly King. I'm so grateful that I can one day enter into that holy temple, as a princess of our Heavenly Father, and follow his teachings by being sealed for eternity for my happily ever after. How blessed we are to have the plan of salvation. I love the line "You are princesses, destined to become queens..."
    I hope every young woman can read this, and feel of the love our Father in Heaven has for them-and truly know that they too are princesses!


    She listened with her heart wide open,
    to the stories the books would tell
    Of a beautiful Princess and dresses and castles,
    and a Prince who’s heart she’d befell
    There’s always that villain who gets in the way
    Like a mean mother in law or a witch far away
    But who cares, cause the ending is always the same
    The Prince saves the Princess and her heart he will claim
    Then the little girl grows up with dreams of her own
    She’ll have that same Prince now that she is all grown
    He’ll save her from the wicked villain,
    who wants her life to be bad
    Then she marries this man, but a Prince he is not,
    just an ordinary husband and Dad
    He buys her a castle, they call it their home,
    where they raise their children each day
    He works hard at his job, so does she doing hers,
    and the fairytale seems far away.
    So she cries out to God, to show her the reason,
    she has all these questions and fears
    The bible is the book if you want the true story,
    you should have been reading these years
    “What happened to the Prince?”, she would ask,
    who’s life would be all about us?
    The bible says clearly, that Prince isn’t him,
    the Prince that you seek is “Jesus”.
    Once Jesus comes into your heart and your lives,
    the villain can no longer rule
    Because Christ is the one who fills both of your hearts
    with the love we call “marriage fuel”
    This fuel fills you both with all that you need,
    so you won’t draw it from one another
    And allows you to grow and have all the love needed,
    so in tough times you will always recover
    So fairy tales, Princes, and Castles
    could really be put in this way
    The true Prince is Jesus and we all really need him
    to be Happily Ever After some day!

    Kristina Dinsmore Bussard

  3. this is one of my favorite talks as well. found you while googling about this talk for a YW project i'm working on for our ward's girls.
    funny thing is the colors of each of the Disney princesses above. almost all of the YW value colors are rep'd here. pretty neat! :) have a great day.