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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a Mormon. I'm an Iraq veteran, a wife and a mom. I'm a distance runner and a triathlete and I love the gospel.

About Me

My favorite things to do are run and compete in open-water swim races. That's after being a mom and taking care of my family! I'm very patriotic - probably because I was in the Army for a few years and I served proudly. I love to swim, hike and camp and mostly I love spending time with my husband and new son. I'm an avid reader and I love going to movies. I also like to sew and do other crafts. I love cooking dinner; especially dessert! Sometimes I really miss my career teaching High School but I make up for it by working with young women at church and teaching them what I love to do. The temple is my favorite place on earth; it's so beautiful and peaceful and I always feel amazing when it's time to go home.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because the gospel makes so much sense to me! I love the atonement and how it can bring us all closer to our Heavenly Father if we work at it. I love knowing that the gospel is restored the way it was when Christ was on the earth and that we have all of the blessings of the Priesthood, the temple and the wonderful organization of it all. All of these things are why I converted more than 4 years ago. I have never looked back.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by talking to others about it and trying to answer their questions. I work on my family tree whenever I can and I like to help teach classes when I'm asked. I work with the Young Women - girls 12-17 - teaching them skills they are interested like cooking when you're camping, crocheting a potholder or making balloon animals or picking blackberries and making them into jam! We do what the girls are interested in learning and I love it so much.

What is being a Mormon like?

Sarah
Being a Mormon is like it was before I was a Mormon - but BETTER! I still love my family and cherish the moments with them. Now, I love it even more, I understand how important they all are to me. I've learned so much from so many people in the church who've shared what they know; about the gospel, about the scriptures, about family history, about cooking, being a friend and how to really love. I still am the same girl but I work to be kinder, nicer, gentler and more understanding. It's hard and I'm not perfect, but there are so many people who support and love me to be a great person. I'm happier and more at peace with my life and I'm closer with my family. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Sarah
What are Mormon women like...? They are AWESOME! We run marathons and make things and do stuff together. Some of us help support our families by working and a lot of us raise our children at home - a much harder job than it seems. I've met women with all kinds of hobbies and talents. Some are really good at baking or cooking. Some are great sewers or quilters. I know some who like to scrapbook or make jewelry. Some knit, some crochet. A lot of my friends are really into hiking and camping on the weekends and I have a few friends I like to go for a nice long run with. I think we DO believe in equality between women and men. While we frequently perform different duties around the home that may seem traditional or even stodgy, they are decided by each couple based on their strengths. [I'm the gardner. My husband cooks on the weekends and he's great.] We make major decisions together by stating our thoughts and choosing based on the facts. We work to be unified and appreciate each other's strengths in life. Show more Show less