Aug
23
2012

Joy in Creation

I’m so impressed with my son Micah. He made this bow himself from a stick of oak wood. He read up on how to make a custom long bow and then did it. I don’t think there is much more joy than this: seeing your son create.

I mean, really create. He had an idea, set his mind to the details, and he did it. He studied up on how to do it right. He ordered special cord and picked out the right piece of oak. He spent about 10 hours carving, sanding and stretching the wood.

Shooting the target yesterday, Micah was all smiles. “Wow, Dad. This is so much fun to shoot.”

I wonder, was it the joy of archery? Or was it that he was shooting with his own creation?

About Chris Jeub

Chris is the father of 16 children, busily running the family businesses and learning the depths of love along the way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stevensaaron Aaron Stevens

    Cool Micah, that is awesome, I would love to see it when My brother & I are over. I know we both would love it>
    In answer to your question, I reckon it’s both, the Joy of creating it would be cool and even more so that it works, but also the joy of archery, cos that i’m sure would’ve been what drove him to want to find out about and create his own bow & arrow.

  • http://profiles.google.com/anij34 Jolene O’Dell

    YAY Micah! My brother use to make long bows by hand and I loved his creativity!

  • Janet Kiessling

    Good Job, Micah! We have a Micah…but his name is Joseph…………does the same thing with anything: forts, bow & arrows,……….he loves to works with his hands! Loves to be outside, too! Good Job dad & mom, too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kristin-Shawver-Forsyth/1346046254 Kristin Shawver Forsyth

    Awesome and inspiring! My son would like to know if he made his own arrows as well, or what kind of arrows he’s using! Looks like there’s going to be some serious research happening in our house in the next few weeks :)

  • LR

    Congratulations MIcah. Good work!

    Congratulations also to Alissa on her engagement!

  • Anonymous

    I’m impressed, Micah. Good job. 😉