Feeling Like Royalty: Grandparent finds royal monogram

Grandchildren are the crown of the aged.
Proverbs 17:6

I was already feeling like royalty after an unexpected two weeks of playing with Little Man … and then four days of snuggling with his new little brother.

In case you missed this post last week, Little Sir has joined our family … finally!

Since purple is the color associated with royalty, it seemed rather appropriate that virtually all of the flowers blooming upon our return home yesterday were (you guessed it) purple.  Imagine my surprise today, though, when I pulled out a damask tablecloth to prepare for sale and found a small, beautifully hand-sewn royal monogram.

I’ve had the cloth for a long time … sitting in a stack of need-to-be-laundered linens I got at auction.  In fact, over a year ago I showed the tablecloth to a friend who was looking for a damask cloth.  She chose a different one that had matching napkins … but we both recognized the high quality of the royal cloth. Funny thing, though … On that day, neither one of us noticed the monogram. How I wish I knew its provenance!

You know what comes to mind tonight as I write this?  It’s a Bible verse about seeing something … but not really seeing.  Interesting, too, that it contains another “royalty” reference. The apostle Paul is talking about the Kingdom of God.

Now we see God as if we are looking at a reflection in a mirror. But then, in the future, we will see him right before our eyes. Now I know only a part, but at that time I will know fully, as God has known me.   (I Corinthians 13:12)

Sometimes we say “seeing is believing.  But believing without seeing?  That’s called Faith.

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)

Do you believe?  I pray you do … or will.

Has anything special happened to you lately to make you feel like royalty?  Do you own anything that has royal provenance?

I’m joining Mosaic Monday at Little Red House.


  1. Oh yes not seeing and believing is faith! I talked on faith tonight with some young kids…and yes, it takes faith to please God.

    I am so glad you have had such a wonderful visit and I believe grand children make you feel like royalty…congratulations to you all..enjoy, enjoy…two little boys after having two little girls…you will see how different the worlds are..enjoy!

  2. Yes, I do believe. Congrats on all your snuggly time! The purple mosaic is very pretty!

  3. Very pretty mosaic and enjoy your new addition to the family.


  4. Beautiful purple mosaic! I do hope you share what the embroidery is if you should happen to find out. That is so interesting. OH and yes! I believe! Congrats on your newest grandchild!

  5. Fun visit with your grands. I love purple and your mosaic. Great story about the embroidery (love embroidery). Have a ROYAL week! 😀 😀

  6. What a good post! The only royal thing I have is that my husband sometimes tells me I am a royal pain in the butt. Does that count?;>) Beautiful mosaic here…and Congrats again on the new baby- xo Diana

  7. Wonderful post… the cloth definitely stirs the imagination… but your words carry the power of God and that is an awesome grandeur!

  8. Congratulations on the birth of Little Sir! I missed the post. How sweet are those little feet! Just precious. Beautiful mosaic. I am definitely believing without seeing at the moment! God is faithful.

  9. Congratulations on the latest jewel in your family crown. I love the photo of the little brothers’ feet. I don’t own anything with royal provenance – but I feel like the Queen of the World when I have my grandchildren with me.

  10. Congrats on the arrival of the big little Sir, what a blessing, so excited for all of you!…Christine