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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a wife and a mother. I enjoy tending my garden and trying to keep up with my children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to tell people I'm a nomad. I've lived in six different countries, and at least 13 different cities. My roots, though, come from the more stable farming lifestyle of my grandparents. I inherited from them a love for all things that grow. We lived in apartments for years, and I somehow always found room to grow something--blueberries and raspberries in containers, or flowers in the little strip of yard outside. In addition to tending my garden, I take great delight in nurturing my growing children. I have two daughters and three sons, and they keep me on my toes. I hold them directly responsible for every new gray hair I find on my head, but I wouldn't want to live life any other way.

Why I am a Mormon

 I see the hand of a loving God who is reaching out to his children in these challenging and tumultuous days. The God who covenanted with Abraham and Jacob, the God who spoke to Moses in the wilderness, the God who sent his son Jesus Christ to atone for the sins of mankind, speaks to us through living prophets and apostles today. God has taught us that we can recognize what is good by the good fruit it produces. I have tasted the fruits of the gospel of Jesus Christ as it has been restored in its fullness in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and these fruits are good. They bring hope and peace in my home and in my life. I pray to the Father in the name of Jesus, and my prayers are answered--sometimes in tangible ways, and often through the peace and assurance of the Holy Spirit. I read the scriptures, where I learn of God's great patience and mercy. In the Old Testament of the Bible I find an account of God's dealings with men from the time of Adam, and of his preparation of a covenant people through whom a Savior could be born into the world. In the New Testament I learn of the birth and ministry of that Savior, and of his death on the cross as the great and final sacrifice that would atone for the sins of mankind. I also learn of his glorious resurrection, and the promise that through him we may all be reconciled to God and receive the gift of eternal life. In the Book of Mormon I read a record that was long hidden from the world, of a people in the ancient Americas who were also blessed by God's great mercy, and of their confirming witness of Jesus Christ our Savior. How grateful I am for these sacred records of God's dealings among men, and for the knowledge they give me of his great love and mercy. God is good. He desires to bless all of his children, and he is guiding and directing his servants to share the good news of his plan of happiness with all people.

How I live my faith

 As a mother, much of what I do centers around my home and children. We read scriptures and pray together as a family, and I have many opportunities to teach my family about God, to share my witness of His goodness in my life. I also seek opportunities to reach out to my family, friends and community, to follow the example of Jesus Christ in loving my neighbors and sharing the burdens of those around me. I feel that whatever I can do is a small contribution in comparison to the great blessings I have been given, but I will do what I can.