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Hi I'm Sarah

I grew up in the northwest, have a bachelors in Animal Science and I am now a mom of a wonderful daughter.

About Me

I grew up the first part of my life on a dairy, I guess that's where my love of animals, especially cows, comes from. Don't ask why I love bats so much, I just do. I went to school for Animal Science and received my bachelor. Even though I don't currently use my degree I don't regret the time and money that went into it. I loved the classes and was able to do things I likely would never have otherwise been able to. Half way through college I was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. It was really nice to have a reason why things were so hard, like running, jumping, and stairs, but also depressing to know it was only going to get worse. Growing up very independent I am still learning to accept help from others. Hoping it would give me opportunities for jobs I would be able to do for years I also learned medical transcription. Three years after marrying my wonderful and supportive husband we found out it was time to start a family. At 20 weeks we found out she had spina bifida. She is a little more work in some ways and easier in others. She is bright and beautiful and surprises me everyday with what she learns. It's amazing to see how much we are blessed in spite of our challenges. I love anything to do with creating and crafts and am thoroughly addicted to pinterest for those. My favorites are crocheting, sewing, and quick projects, like ones that use a hotglue gun, but I will also knit if the end result is enticing enough.

Why I am a Mormon

Some may think it's just because I grew up in the church but I really can't imagine believing anything different. It just makes sense to me. I enjoy learning about the beliefs of others and find them interesting and full of truth but know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-saints is the only church with the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel is a great comfort, knowing that no matter how hard it gets it will be worth it, we just have to do our best to do the Lord's will, not be perfect, just always our best, moving in the right direction. When I was a youth I took the advice to ask the Lord specifically if the church was true, something I hadn't really done before. The impression I felt was an overwhelming, you already know. I have seen the Lord's hand throughout my life, helping when funds were short, someone showing up at just the right time, ideas that couldn't have just been from me. It didn't always work out perfectly to make life easier, I've pushed my car several yards with people passing before someone stopped to help, but it does always work out in the end. I know that the Lord will test us, and give us challenges so that we may grow, but that he will never give us more than we can handle, and he will always be there to help us through. I know that my family and the relationships we work so hard on here will continue in the hereafter and for eternity if we are faithful in living the gospel.

How I live my faith

Right now, because of our daughters special needs we keep her away from crowded places like church. So my husband goes to church in the morning before a meeting and then I go in the afternoon and the next week we switch. On weeks we can't go to church I always feel the hole it leaves in my week. Between my husband going to school, my disability, and our daughters medical challenges we don't have a lot of time and it is hard to get out without my daughter since we can't just leave her with the neighbor's teenager. So when opportunities arise that we can do we make sure to be there. Currently we serve as ward missionaries. I get to keep track of dinners for the missionaries, helping them to meet members in a relaxed informal setting and giving the opportunity for the members to bring friends into that environment.