Behind The Name

“I didn’t fail; I found out 2,000 ways how not to make a light bulb,” but he only needed one way to make it work.”

National Treasure, Ben Gates (Nicolas Cage)

Behind The Name

and a little bit longer reason why I blog

If I actually go back and look at when I started blogging it would be around 2015. However when I started back then I had no idea what to blog about, how it works, and never knew what to talk about. I believe I started out under the pen-name Nerdy Mom Confessions but it didn’t amount to anything because I didn’t know what to write. Over the years I slowly forgot about it and just gave up.

Jump forward to 2018 a couple months before my youngest turned two, a old friend of mine suggested I picked it up again. Thinking about it I said sure why not. I always loved to write, I had journals growing up with small stories, poems, little bits of hodge podge stuff. Over the course of a couple months I started to form a blog, at first just a place to vent about mom things. Then I wanted to write things what would inspire and encourage. Then I wanted to start writing about my faith, I relaized that this could be a platform to encourage walks of faith!

During these past years my blog has taken on different looks, different content, and different names. From Coffee plus Faith to My Little Wild Life to Milk and Stones, some of my faithful readers probably remember these names. This last time though I feel is the last name change because it ties in perfectly motherhood and faith.

Why did I actually change the name from Milk and Stones to Her Little Arrows well with the new year and new beginnings I feel that it fits what my aimed content is and what my goals are. By fits better I mean being a parent while doing my best to raise my children to be arrows that hit their target. A parent who isn’t perfect, a daughter who seeks her faith and Father, a wife who is learning every step of the way, and woman who is not done being molded and shaped.

Children are a heritage from the Lord,

    offspring a reward from him.

Like arrows in the hands of a warrior

    are children born in one’s youth.

Blessed is the man

    whose quiver is full of them.

Psalm 127:3-5

As I continue to walk in this life I am blessed with loving children, family, new friends and I will do my best as a mother and a daughter of the Lord to raise arrows that will hit the target. No one in this earth is perfect but all I can do is try my best!

*Above is one of my favorite movie quotes from National Treasure where Ben Gates was telling Reily about Edison and the invention of the light-bulb “You know, Thomas Edison tried and failed nearly 2,000 times to develop the carbonized cotton-thread filament for the incandescent light bulb……And when asked about it, he said “I didn’t

fail; I found out 2,000 ways how not to make a light bulb,” but he only needed one way to make it work.”*