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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a mom of 4, a wife of almost 15 years, a piano teacher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom of four children, a musician, and my husband and I have been married for almost 15 years. We were introduced by a friend, but it was our mutual interest in music that really sparked an interest in each other even though our tastes varied a bit. I asked for piano lessons when I was in kindergarten and thanks to my wonderful parents who took me seriously, I was able to do so for seven years. I developed an even stronger interest in singing, joined every choir I could, took voice lessons, and continued to advance as a pianist on my own. I love to serve people through music and it has been a blessing to me personally in countless ways. My husband plays the drums and though he never took official lessons, he is a rather good guitarist too. Back when he was in school, he also played the saxophone. Just like it was in my family when I was growing up, music is becoming a strong source of bonding in our family. I teach piano and voice lessons now, which I love. I'm also teaching my own kids how to play the piano and sing, which is very rewarding too. My passions don't end there. I love to laugh and make others laugh. I love to cook, write, swim, read, and more. Recently when planning a girls' weekend retreat, I told my friends, "Bring your Thanksgiving pants! I'll be cooking." I love it when I go to potlucks and people practically stalk me when they see me carrying food. My husband doesn't love how it looks like the kitchen exploded. :-D

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church, but I could have gone in any direction. My mom converted in foster care when she was a teenager and my dad became an Atheist after being raised in the church. I've never done any digging as to why. I'm just grateful that he was supportive of my membership in the church and never tried to persuade me not to go. Respect for each others' beliefs kept our family together and my parents have been married for about 40 years. We focused on the things we had in common rather than letting our beliefs divide us, although it was awkward at times. I don't remember a time that I didn't believe in the Gospel. I went through some health trials that caused me to turn to God at a very young age. During the long, dark nights I was up sick, I reached out to Him and he comforted me. I couldn't stand to wake my parents up again because I knew they needed to sleep and there really wasn't anything they could do for me. I was also impressed by my mom's example. Becoming a member of the church had transformed her life and you would never imagine she had endured such terrible things in her childhood. She was positive, cheerful, funny, grateful, giving, and pretty much the best mom ever. She didn't let her past keep her down. She allowed Christ to heal her and look forward in life. Living the Gospel, reading God's word, witnessing the miracles in my life, and most importantly, the Holy Ghost helped me gain a strong testimony that Jesus is the Christ and that we have living prophets today.

How I live my faith

In addition to fulfilling my callings and attending our regular meetings, my family makes daily prayer and scripture reading a priority. We have Family Home Evening every week where we talk about a spiritual message that will help us as individuals and as a family, we participate in service projects when possible, help others as much as we can, and attend the temple. Being a member of the church is very much a part of our every day lives.