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Hi I'm Sarah

I grew up in Utah, and now live in Arizona. I just adopted my son through Foster Care. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mom of 1 little boy. I love to craft. I love to read. I love to bake and decorate cakes. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I also enjoy learning new things, for example I'm learning chalkboard lettering, and digital design right now.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, meaning my parents, and all of my siblings are members. However; none of siblings or my parents are currently practicing member of this church. I have stayed active, or practicing, pretty much my entire life, because I chose to be. When I was 16 I decided I wanted to know for myself. I got my answer, but because I'm human and **choughcough dumb cough** I didn't always remember I had my answer. A year after my husband and I were married we started trying to have children. It didn't go well, but finally after 18 months, I got pregnant. I only knew I was pregnant for four days before I miscarried. I got pregnant two more times that year, and unfortunately I never got to hold or kiss any of them. After that I went through a really dark time. I doubted. I asked why. I stopped praying. I was angry. I was so very angry at my Heavenly Father. I wanted my babies, and he took them away from me. I spent a long time being angry, and resentful, but ever so slowly He healed me. He never left me. He waited. He watched over me. And when I was ready, he allowed me to come back. He allowed me to be close to him again, and to be forgiven. And He never stopped loving me, not even for one moment. I have come to know that the atonement is so much more than just mercy vs. justice. It is bigger and stronger than I ever imagined. Jesus Christ paid for our sins, of course, and the magnitude of that is not lost on me, but at this time, the atonement's coverage of our sorrows and grief and heartaches is what brought me back to my Father in Heaven. I'm humbled that he loves me enough to allow for my sadness and each one of my tears. I love my Father in Heaven. I love my Savior. I love that they have a plan for me, and that I am being led to where they need me to be. I am honored that the Lord has given me the opportunity to be sealed to the love of my life, and to have my child sealed to us forever. I have my answer. I know.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving the sisters in my local congregation and their families. I get the opportunity to visit four sisters in my congregation each month in their homes, I am honored to say that they have each become my friends. We celebrate together, we mourn together, we serve together, and my faith is strengthened by them. I am trying to be an example of the joy that can come from following our Heavenly Father's plan for his sons and daughters. I'm trying to help my siblings and my parents find that joy. I'm also trying to tech the beautiful little boy that was just sent to our home who he is, and where he is from, and where he can be when this life is over. I want him to know that he is loved, not just by me and his father, and his earthly family, and by his biological family, but by his heavenly family. I want him to know that he was sent here to do good things in this world. He will have incredible light and knowledge, and with that will come a responsibility to share that light with others. I am trying to lead him by my own example in all of this.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Absolutely!! Our Father in Heaven created families to teach us more about him, and the eternal nature of his love for us. He didn't send us to Earth to be alone. We are supposed to help those around us get back to Him as well as get ourselves back. And yes, we will live together in Heaven too. He wants us to be with the ones we love forever. He gave us the priesthood and the power to "bind on Earth" so we can have our families in the eternities. It's so simple, why would he Show more Show less