By Tricia Steffes
Okay, okay, I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. Why is our clothing line and blog called Crossing Arrows? I thought you’d never ask. A friend shared this poem with me a few years back by Kahlil Gibran. On Children
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, And He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness; For even as He loves the arrow that flies, So He loves also the bow that is stable.
I wanted our children’s clothing line to reflect the significance of these little beautiful beings being arrows and we as parents are the stable bows. The final name, Crossing Arrows, is a sign of friendship and was suggested by a dear friend of mine who will be joining the team of awesome people working with me to give tomboys what they want…their own identity. As I mentioned in the About page, the clothing line was inspired by my sweet, funny and adventurous tomboy, Allie. Go check out our About page to read the full story about Amazing Allie. She’s pretty Amazing. You don’t want to miss out on getting to know this little beauty. Okay, so now…what you’ve all been waiting for, the first 5 designs of the Crossing Arrows clothing line. Drop Crotch Pants Tank top with movie quotes and a pair of suspenders Blue and white checkered button up shirt with a bow tie Chino crop pants T-shirt Dress offering different colors and tomboy inspired prints
In addition to our own designs, we will be selling a number of different suspenders, stocking caps, bow ties, ball caps, and super hero box sets. We can hardly wait to take the store live at www.crossing-arrows.com
. Now that our lame one post blog is moving up in the world with a second post, we ask that you start sharing with your friends and family and getting the word out. If you know a tomboy, please forward our site to their parents.
We know how tomboys operate, we know how spunky and strong-willed they can be and how they LOVE to express their individuality and their confidence and we are here for just that…to inspire them to express themselves even more through our clothing line. AND we can’t wait to meet more parents of these tomboys we love so much to learn what designs they would like to see us offer as well as grow a community of friendships and stories. We will be premiering each of our designs with images in an upcoming post to announce pre-sale orders. In the meantime, we’d love to hear stories about YOUR tomboy. Please email us funny stories about your tomboy. We will start featuring tomboys from around the world. If you would like your tomboy to be featured, please let us know. We won’t use last names and we will ask them a series of questions that we want them to answer with pictures. The first featured Tomboy will be our little inspiration, Allie. Okay, I think I’ve rebelled enough with this excessively long post. More coming soon! (Skater girl photo pulled from Pinterest)