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Hi I'm Sara

I'm a military brat born in Spain and moved around the United States most of my life. I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

The question of how many kids do I have is a hard one for me. In 2006 my sister died in a military accident, so my husband and I have custody of my two nephews. My youngest daughter stricken with Cerebral Palsy and confined to a wheel chair died in an accident last April. Currently, we have a new baby boy ready to be born at any time. I do have a 14 year old girl in high school that has endured well through all these changes! On top of being a Mother, I am a Major in the Air Force Reserve. Usually, it was part time work. But, for the last six years I was a Commander over a squadron so it took a little more of my time. Recently, I was moved to the wing headquarters to be the Equal Opportunity Officer. My father retired from the Air Force and my mother from the Air Force Reserve. I married an Air Force officer, so the military has always been a part of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Catholic, but always felt I needed to find a new church. While at college, I visited over eight churches, but none seemed to feel right. My husband and I met at Auburn ROTC and after we started dating I visited his church. I was very reluctant to how long the church meeting was and how I had to wear a dress or skirt! But, something felt different. I always had several questions that I never felt the Catholic Church could answer correctly. Once I got over the dress code and demands on my time, I found the answers to all the questions I had. My husband was able to baptize me, which was very special and a memory to carry always. I know I made the best decision of my life to be baptized and I know I found the church I was looking for. Without the additional knowledge from the Book of Mormon and modern day prophets, I don’t know how I could handle such drastic, tragic life changes. Life is never easy, but with a constant companionship with the Holy Ghost I know I can manage better.

How I live my faith

It is so important to share experiences and to learn from others. I try to be the best example I can since the Lord has blessed me throughout my life. He has been there through every tragedy and I can definitely feel His love. So, I try to pass on the ability to continue on no matter what either as an officer in the Reserve or as a teacher in the church.