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Hi I'm Sariah

I'm a Mormon. I'm a "stay at home" mom, although I rarely get to stay at home with four kids and a husband in college.

About Me

My children are ages 12,10,4 and 2. When I am not spending time with them or my husband, I like to read a good book, work on my own book that I'm writing, or train for the triathlon I will someday do. I have a non-teaching English Degree, and I originally wanted to be an editor. However, like most people, my life didn’t exactly go down the path I expected. I served a mission for my church in North-Eastern Italy. I spent many years working as an administrative assistant. Sometimes I have a hard time being a “stay at home” mom. I miss the adult interaction and I don’t enjoy house work, but I know it is very important to be there for my kids. And let’s face it, husbands need as much love and attention as kids do. I was a single, working mom for two years and so I know what it is like to have a family and half to work outside the home. I was not able to do everything that need to be done, much less the things I wanted to do. I’m grateful that I take care of my family without having to work outside the home. The sacrifices I make for my family are worth it.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were technically members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We attended Church most of the time, but unfortunately the teachings of the Church were not always applied into our daily lives. As a young teen-ager, I felt overwhelmed by the difficulties facing me. About the same time, I started questioning my parent’s beliefs. Some of the more complicated beliefs of our church troubled me. So I decided to read everything I could about them. While doing this, I felt the witness of the Holy Spirit that the things I was reading was true. I didn’t find all the specific answers I was looking for, but I did learn to trust the teachings of the Church as a whole. I felt a sense of peace and comfort in my life and was content to be patient about receiving all the answers I wanted. I didn’t develop a personal relationship with my Savior, Jesus Christ until later in life. Now, I feel very close to Him and am grateful for His love and grace. I am especially grateful for the power of prayer. I love that I can pray at any time and that I know that my Father in Heaven hears me and answers my prayers. I trust Him and have done my best to allow Him to guide my life. He doesn’t always answer my prayers in the way I want Him to. However, the times where He has said “no” have led to even grate blessings than the ones I was asking for.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by devoting my life to others. The majority of my life is spent serving, mostly my family but others as well. In our Church, I teach spiritual lessons to the women.