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Hi I'm Sarah

I grew up in a family of 11 children and am carrying that on as a mother of five girls who I home school. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a very experienced and loving with children. Being the second oldest of eleven has a way of leading one that direction. I always wanted a family, but I wanted an education as well. I attended college, including spending a semester in Israel on a study abroad program. When I returned to college after that wonderful experience in the Holy Land, I was reintroduced to a wonderful man whom I married 8 months later. We continued our education at a university where I obtained a degree in Arabic, stemming from my time abroad. This accomplishment was more profound to me since I had 2 children by the time I graduated. I have stayed at home since my first daughter was born, loving spending time playing and teaching each child that has followed. It was a sad day when I said goodbye to my oldest and sent her off to kindergarten. A year and a half later, I felt strongly that I needed to homeschool, and that has been our daily blessing ever since. I love that I am able to continue learning while teaching my own children such a comfortable setting, and I love seeing their progress and successes.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always had a special feeling of love for my Heavenly Father. I have always known that He knows me and loves me. And I feel His love for others in amazing ways. This testimony of a real and intimate relationship with God has increased since becoming a mother myself. I want what is best for my children. I want them to grow in wisdom, in understanding and sympathy, and I want them to be the best they can. I expect that God has amazing things for them to do, perhaps more than I am doing and certainly more than I see. This perspective brings me right back to Heavenly Father; that He is in fact our Father and that he loves us as only a parent can. And I know that he is leading and teaching me, just as I am leading and teaching my children.

How I live my faith

I love to participate at church with the children. On a usual Sabbath day I can be found teaching children from the scriptures with singing and artistic aids. I love to play the hymns on the piano for children, as well as adults, because this is such an engaging part of going to church. Throughout the week I continue this pattern with my own family. We arise each morning and share time together memorizing scriptures, singing hymns and having family prayer. These activities buoy us up through whatever work or school may bring, as well as unifying us. I truly believe that "happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ", and that is a daily experience for my family. As I study the scriptures I find that Jesus Christ served others in small and large ways. I want my children to feel the joy of putting someone else's needs first, so service is one of our weekly goals. We love to make treats or cards to take around, but my most memorable one was when we all drew pictures and took them to a public place and handed them out.