Psalms 127 says, “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him. Children born to a young man are like arrows in a warrior’s hands. How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them!”
I chose the name Arrows and Bows to symbolize our Arrows (children) that we are raising to know and love God while wearing their hair bows and bow ties that mom likes to craft up. 🙂
My name is Brittney, married for 4 years to a man named Paul. (PJ) We have two beautiful daughters, Rhemidy (3) and Hadiley (1) and son Oliver (born August ’14). We are currently living in the midwest (iowa) but have hopes to move out of this state in the somewhat near future. Feel free to ask me questions, and enjoy reading about the adventures of my little family.
I am a mom who plans to homeschool, who is trying to embrace the simple life style, (but finding it difficult to reduce our “stuff”) I dream of living near a big city, but in a house where we can have goats and backyard chickens, I love to sew, I was a cake baker/decorator for 2 years before getting pregnant with our first and now love to bake for family and friends, I enjoy photography and learning more, I practice gentle parenting (which involves praying daily for patience and an outflow of love), I love all things birth, I dream of many kids and traveling the world with my kids and husband, we are slowly transforming our kitchen cabinets to be filled with whole foods, whole grains, fresh and local fruits and veggies, and foods/snacks with no added sugars, colors, or flavors. I hope to raise my kids to not only know God, but to be head over heals in love with our amazing Father and Savior. I am not a perfect mom, by any means. I watch way to much t.v. While I do not let my kids eat too much chocolate or drink soda, I eat chocolate any moment I get and almost always order soda when out for dinner. I do not read the bible nearly as much as I should. I yell when I have had enough. But I am trying. I am trying each day to show more love, to play more with my children, to speak kindly, and to let them be little. Before I know it my kids will be grown, and off to start their own little lives, so for now I need to stop. and enjoy every day. Even the days that are filled with sleepless nights, morning sickness, tantrums, food throwing, hitting, and screaming. Knowing those moments will pass quickly, and remembering the cuddling, giggles, stories, memories, love, and pure joy.