Frogs to Princes



Once upon a time,  in a land far away, there lived a young girl.  From an early age it was clear that She was unlike the other girls.  Despite a tough life living on small prairie farm in thirties this girl learned early to have treasure a sense of humour,  believe in the wonder of life look for the magic that surrounds you.

Grace spent many hours as a young girl out in the open prairie riding her horse to school crossing the fields where the warm summer breeze can be seen as it makes its way in waves over the wheat and  headed off into the far distance beyond sight.

Grace believed quietly in magic. She believed that there were many wonders waiting  for her in life. Grace tells the story of the day her fairy tale adventure began.

When she was sixteen she went to a early summer picnic with her friends and other young people down by the river in Edmonton.

As she tells the story of that day,  you  see the  glint in her eye, her smile,  she tells how she went down to the  rivers edge and  came back up with her hands in her coat pocket to a group of  her girl friends, who were talking to a couple of boys….  What do you think i have in my pocket?  she said peaking the interest of the  girls and  catching the eye of the  boys.  Just waiting for one of the girls to insist  on knowing what her surprise was.  She pulled out of her pocket a handsome large young frog and  showed it to all present the young girls all fled but one young man was impressed with this beautiful girl who was so uncommon.

That was the day that Grace met her handsome young prince. I am sure there was a kiss at some point because from that day forward young man and this beautiful girl would spend the rest of their lives together.

Now fairy tales are more than  just good times and  fancy castles. For there to be a true fairy tale you need adventure and  you need challenges you need to conquer monsters and outsmart unknown perils.


So they set off to the wilds of  south america to make magic and  find their fortune.  As Grace would tell you  every adventure got better and better from  Columbia where they outwitted the  bands of  armed guerillas storming their camp and raising their children with the monkeys, ant eaters, foxes and  drunken donkeys,  to the  coastal desert of Peru where they did not see rain for seven years.

She lived in her first castle when their adventures took them to Argentina.


Followed by  She found a kind of personal richness on the coasts of Costa Rica.   Grace was memorable for her charity work at the thrift shops and working with the  mentally handicapped.  She would do what others would not adn talk to the poor adn the  dissadvantaged She was always involved with charities and  driving the country  discovering new places.

She never worried about where she went or how to get to her destination,  when she drove she trusted that where ever she was that is where she was meant to be and that if she looked she would discover something worth while and interesting a treasure of some sort.

She taught us  some simple magic over the years and  encouraged us to believe in more than what we were told and to find out for ourselves what was real.

From the wilds of the  americas the winds of fortune  led her to the land of  kings and  of knights spain was a discovery of culture and historic treasures. Ruined castles and languages.  Grace was always interested in learning, she would always have several language programs from  greek german, italian french.  She loved to talk to people.

It was france that provided one of the  final lessons of life, the discovery european culture and  food.  A chance to learn a new language in depth.

With her seventh challenge overcome she was now ready for the  biggest and final  adventure. She had finally  conquered the world and  she made it to the  land of  Princes and  Queens.  Grace had arrived to her prize destination. England  and  it is no coincidence that they her and  her prince charming ended up in the  little village of Burley , where magic is known to  be found in the  forest. where people  understand the  adventures of life.

Yes of all the places and  adventures  this was her  finest hour. She loved her home, the people and  the life that she made here.

Grace lived a charmed life, and she worked hard for it and she knew the value of what she had found and  she cherished it and  all the people  that surrounded her.

FRom frogs to princes Grace ended her days happy in her domain after a good life that no one could say was anything less than a true fairy tale.



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I am a certified Hypnotherapist and master NLP practitioner,
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