3.11.2013

behind the print: quiver full

this print has a funny story behind it. i originally designed it knowing that it was an important verse for a lot of you, and i thought you might like a cute way to display your mission of parenthood.

as i was designing it, i thought, of course, about how i have two little ones at home. and how it's my responsibility to teach them Love, show them Grace, point them to a Savior. to sharpen and mold and ultimately spur on in the direction that God has ordained for them, since before they were born. it's not my choice what they do, but it's my job to help them do it well, whatever it is. 

as i was thinking about my two girls, i wondered why i'm so set on having no more kids. if i'm honest, it's because i don't think i'm a good mom [whatever that means], i know i'm failing miserably in a lot of areas, and i'm just pretty sure i shouldn't add any more children to the mix. but this verse caught hold of me as i remembered the incredible blessing, mission, responsibility, and privilege i have in these beautiful souls living under my roof for eighteen years or so. and really, are any of us 100% satisfied, thinking we're this great mom? i don't know.

i believe that God began to change my heart as i was designing this print. he opened it up to the idea that maybe i wasn't done. and maybe that wasn't really my choice in the first place? 

and it's a good thing, too, because just a few days later i took a pregnancy test and it came back positive! that's right, in case you missed it thru social media on Friday, baby number three will be making his/her debut in october, completely unexpected, but completely wanted and welcomed. i'm so glad that God can change our hearts as we meditate on His Word, aren't you? i didn't expect for it to happen as quickly as it did after baby2, but i know i'll be okay.


buy it here
[also available in blue/green]




6 comments:

  1. congrats! amazing how you can be so set on one thing and then learn it isn't what is in the plans for you. new follower and looking forward to reading more :)
    -- jackiejade.blogspot.com

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  2. congratulations!!! that's wonderful news! i can honestly say that being a mommy to five little ones is easier for me than being a mommy to two or three little ones. God's grace is sufficient! and He always gives you more grace to do what He's called you to do! :) praying for an easy and joyful pregnancy!! blessings, lora

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  3. wow! so great...good thing you are open to His plans!

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  4. so so so so happy for you friend. :) love you!

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  5. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Congratulations Aly! How are you feeling?

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