Children are a heritage from the Lord, a reward from him.
Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Beginning a Blog
Today, I have finally decided to begin a blog. For a long time I viewed blogs as somewhat self-indulgent and wondered why any one would want to read about me or my family's weekly events. However, after keeping up with several friends of mine through their blogs and finding encouragement from their experiences, I have taken a new perspective. In addition, I have come to see it as a wonderful way to journal about life. I have never been good at keeping scrapbooks of our family life. All the cutting and pasting became too tedious, and I was never able to keep up. Blogging, however, seems to be a wonderful way to record daily life as time permits and upload pictures without all the material mess. In addition, it is a great way for family and friends to stay connected with you. Lastly, it is a wonderful means of encouraging others you may never meet.
I am so thankful to God for blessing me with my incredible husband, Sam. We have been married for eleven years and have six beautiful children. These six children were born within a seven year time period (with no multiple births). The Bible says, "Blessed is the man whose quiver is full", and for years my husband has joked that "our quiver is overflowing". Hence, we have named our blog "Our Blessed Quiver", as a reminder to us that while life seems overwhelming and "overflowing"; we are truly blessed.