Hi I'm Sarah
I love to create. I've always been an avid writer and loved creating stories since I was small. I wrote poetry for years, started writing songs when I learned how to play guitar as a teenager, and wrote for magazines and newspapers. These days I blog about my family, my thoughts on life, and also about projects I create and recipes I make. My family is very important to me. I work hard to raise my two young daughters with the help of my husband, and together we enjoy reading, watching movies, and taking walks with our dog. Everyday we seek out the joy life has given us. I was fortunate enough to earn a BS in English Education, and I currently enjoy reading and analyzing books, poetry, and media while staying home with my young children.
Why I am a Mormon
I was born of goodly parents and was raised learning the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As a child I enjoyed attending primary, and as a teenager I slowly began to question what I was taught. After making some poor decisions and searching for spirituality in many different ways, I was able to come to the truth for myself. Once I was able to truly accept Christ as my Savior, and I understood that He and Heavenly Father visited Joseph Smith as a young man, I was able to see that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was for me. Sure it was what I'd always been taught, but I finally began to enjoy it for myself. Now, I work to help my daughters learn the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and I struggle with my own imperfections and weaknesses on a daily basis in order to prepare myself to live with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ again.
Think about your everyday activities. What are things you act upon each day where you cannot see the end results? How does faith move you to action?
Being a mother, a wife, and a homemaker is an endless job. The work is never done. Some days it looks like nothing has been accomplished, but that is because parenting is so abstract. You can't see the effects of playing with children or spending quality time with your spouse as you see the effects of a clean kitchen or a batch of clean and folded laundry, but it is important just the same. Maybe even more so. I have to remember that the little things I do today will benefit my family in the future. Playing with my children or teaching them something new will help them to be more prepared to face the world and find joy in life. Spending time with my husband or serving him will help our relationship to grow and bring joy into our lives and those around us. I have to rely on my faith in Jesus Christ to be able to overcome my shortcomings and move forward each and every day.
How I live my faith
I currently spend my time coordinating meetings, classes, and workshops for the women in our ward. They focus on personal, home, and family improvement. It is very enjoyable to be involved with these activities and meetings. In connection with the above, I work a lot with other young mothers. We help each other out all the time. We swap babysitting, we discuss problems we have with raising our children, and we spend time creating together. I recently started hosting a kids singing group at my home once a week, where young mothers can come and play with their kids in dance and song. One of my favorite programs of the Church is visiting teaching, where we visit with other women in our ward each month. I have been so blessed by this program, and probably more from visiting others than being visited myself. I have made so many friends through visiting teaching, and I have been able to feel Heavenly Father's love through this inspired program. I have witnessed prayers being answered or been able to answer them.