Thanks for stopping by. My name is Charissa and I immigrated several years ago from the mountains of upstate NY to the sweltering state of South Carolina (the alternate title of this blog was “The Reluctant Southerner”).
I dated, got engaged to and married my husband Tom – all in 2011 (he
was is that wonderful). Now? We’re living in our refurbished mobile home (circa 1981), working, paying off school loans, playing with our cat (Burton Guster) and doing a lot of praying about The Future.
Oh, also, we’re expecting our first baby in September . Thank you, Lord for that blessing.
I love words and I love people. Thus the blog.
The blog title, Old Enough for Fairy Tales, is taken from C.S Lewis’ preface to The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Writing to his god-daughter (the real life Lucy) he says;
My Dear Lucy,
I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. You can then take it down from some upper shelf, dust it, and tell me what you think of it. I shall probably be too deaf to hear, and too old to understand, a word you say, but I shall still be your affectionate Godfather,
I heard it said once that true intelligence is not making the simple profound but the profound simple.
Faith like a child.
The profoundly simple truths of the Gospel are the stuff of fairy tales.
A people in distress, a hero saves the captives, the battle is won, love conquers all. Yet, it’s indescribably greater than a fairy tales because the story is true.
This blog holds some of my encounters with Grace.
It’s a chronicle of the things that have, will and are happening after “once upon a time” and before “happily ever after”.
Thanks for reading!