I get this question a lot…What does Sparrow mean? Why did I name my business Sparrow Design Co.?
Honestly, I thought about it for a while. I started daydreaming for the first time in YEARS. My husband and I met when we were twelve. That’s right TWELVE. We didn’t start dating until were sixteen. We decided to get married right after High School. We were both eighteen when we got married. That’s right eighteen. I would have friends see our wedding picture and say “You look like you should have been going to Prom not getting married!” and they were right. While I wouldn’t necessarily recommend going that route and getting married so young, it has worked out for us so far ; ) Everyone’s story is different and that’s ours.
Also, not apart of the plan having babies young. Really young. Our story there is more complicated than most. We got pregnant four months in with our first son, Noah. He ended up being delivered stillborn at 36 weeks because of a cord accident. We were shocked and will be forever changed and will always miss him. I could go into more detail but for these purposes I think I will keep it to that. After losing him we struggled with a diagnosis of infertility that would make it harder to get pregnant but not impossible. Then over the next seven years we added four sweet babies to our family after high risk pregnancies, hospital and home bed rest, pre term labor, flight for life, and two NICU babies (one for a month and one for two weeks). It’s all such a blur. I’ve been some form of pregnant, nursing, or in the baby stage for YEARS.
Our youngest is three and a half now and I am out of the fog of it all! So about a year ago I started to think about ME and what would I have fun doing in addition to being a stay at home mom. That’s when I landed on home decor. I’d helped a few friends and had honed my decorating skills in my own home for years. I thought “I can do this and see where it takes me!?”. Of course in the middle of doing this we relocated to Texas (but that’s a story for another time). I doodled in a journal a business plan, manifesto, goals, and had to come up with a name all before debuting myself at our MOPs small business day. I found my inspiration for my name in Luke 12:5-9 But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him. 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. 7 Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. 8 “I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God. 9 But whoever disowns me before others will be disowned before the angels of God. Worrying has never been something I’ve struggled with but anxiety, that’s a whole different subject. This verse stood out to me. If God cares so much about the sparrows how much more does he care for me (or all of us)? And my dreams? Sparrow Design Company was born. A reminder that He cares for the little and big in all of our lives, the tiniest detail to the infinite. I had my name. My goal is to ultimately bring Him glory no matter what I do, so naming my business after a verse felt like the most natural thing to do.
Sparrow Design Company Manifesto
We believe in a life well lived and loved. That beauty can be seen in the every day and that every day has the potential to be extraordinary. That hard work is the manner in which we provide for our families but that integrity is how we live our life. That a beautiful home is one filled with laughter, memories, and the people you share it with. Home is the most important place; a place of rest. We believe beautiful design doesn’t have to cost a fortune but can make a lasting impact in every area of your life. We believe design is a well-loved, comfortable, peaceable space that welcomes others in and leaves them better off for having come. We believe home and design is more about a feeling and less about decor. We believe miracles happen big and small every day and pray we have eyes to see them. That slowing down and doing less means so much more. That relationships and people matter more than anything else. We believe that today is a gift and that is why it’s called the present.
I believe that with all of my heart. The five people I share my four walls with are my “why”. I’m also sure you have people you love and are your “why” too! I would love to bring your vision to life for your home or business and your “why”. So that’s the story of how Sparrow Design Company came to be and I can’t wait to see what the future holds!
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