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Hi I'm Sarah Skabelund

I have four children. I work part time from home. I have Lyme. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for seventeen years. The first five years of our marriage we struggled to have children. Now we have three boys and a girl. My husband has been in school for ten years of our marriage. First a Bachelors in Accounting, next an Executive MBA and finally a Law school gradate. We started three businesses and saw them rise and then fall. I now work part time from home with Coupon Sense. We discovered that I have multiple problems with my digestive system causing numerous food intolerance's and have had a VERY limited diet the past two years. Recently we discovered that I have Lyme disease. This explains my digestive problems as well arthritis and other problems. This has been a struggle with our family. I am very blessed however to have a wonderful family and we do our best each day to make life happy in our home.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that were already Mormons, but that does not mean I did not have to find my own voice. This came as I lived my life each day and tested the teachings. When I was nine years old, my family visited Palmyra, New York where Joseph Smith received the golden plates and translated them into the Book of Mormon. As a nine year old, I had an experience that I cannot deny happening. I knew that God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith and that he restored the Church of Jesus Christ. This does not mean that living my life has been easy. I have had physical challenges. When I was 20, I had a severe concussion and spent 10 months in bed recovering. That accident took a total of 9 years to fully recover from. During that time, I served as a Sister Missionary for the church in North Carolina, Raleigh area. I have struggled with infertility. I have also struggled with being overweight my entire life. These challenges have brought me to a greater understanding of why I am here on earth and how these trials have given me a new perspective and outlook on life.

How I live my faith

Through my health challenges, I have learned to treasure the good days and to look for the good when my day is not so great. I have learned to rely on those that live around me and allow others to help me out when I need it. Through gratitude, I have a deeper love for my Savior, Jesus Christ as I try to serve as He would want me to.