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Hi I'm Sarah

I am a musician and music teacher. I am a wife and soon to be mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I play the violin, viola and piano and run a thriving private studio teaching these instruments to students of various ages. I am grateful for the opportunity that I have to get to know and teach so many different children of various ages and backgrounds who come together to play music. I am grateful to have a supportive and loving husband to whom I have been married for almost 3 years. Together we are expecting our first child later this year, and I am both thrilled and petrified at the opportunity I will have to be a mother. Teaching children music for the last 11 years has helped me to develop a lot of patience, so I hope that this will help me as I embark on the journey of raising a child.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the LDS faith, but around the time I was 14-15, I rejected this faith and spent seven years outside of the LDS Church before returning. I sometimes feel guilty about having spent seven miserable years looking for answers in all the wrong places when the answer was so clearly in front of me to begin with, but at the same time I recognize that this period of confusion and depression has granted me a more solid testimony and faith than I would have had without this experience. In one of the lowest, darkest and most depressing moments of my life, I can remember earnestly desiring for things to change; and most of all for me to find the happiness that it seemed everyone else had, but continued to elude me. It was during this time that one of my LDS students invited me to attend her baptism. For some reason, this one simple act caused me to pause and reflect upon the reality that if a talented, young girl can so easily embrace her faith whole-heartedly and it clearly brings her such happiness that she desires everyone important to her to share in this experience, then I must be doing something wrong and clearly need to change. I can recall attending her baptism and that experience being a definite turning point in my life. I went home determined to change and resolved to improve myself and my outlook on life by returning to the gospel. I immediately started praying and reading my scriptures. I made the conscious decision to be happy. I enrolled in Institute religion classes where I would later meet my husband. We live in a busy, complex world filled with many extremes that can lead us in either a positive or a negative direction. I am grateful for the knowledge I have of a Savior and loving Heavenly Father who love me. I am grateful to know that my family can be together forever. I am grateful to have a testimony of the truth of this gospel.

How I live my faith

I teach Sunday School to the 14-16-year-olds in our church. It can be challenging some weeks, but overall, I have found the experience to be very motivating to building my testimony and knowledge of the gospel. More recently, I have also been called to be the pianist as the women in our church meet together.