Hi! I’m Sarah. Welcome to my blog. I’m so glad you’re here!
I started this blog in December 2012, shortly after my husband and I adopted our sweet daughter Zoe (here’s why we adopted and here’s more about our adoption process). In July 2014, we adopted our second daughter, Riley (here’s her adoption story—part 1, 2, 3, and 4). Becoming a mom is the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me, and I am passionate about being the best mom that I can be to my girls.
I describe myself as a social introvert, meaning I love people but I also need my alone time to recharge. There are TONS of opportunities for solitude when you have two kids whose basic needs cannot be met without assistance, so I basically walk around in a zen cloud all the time. Or not. But I love my life.
A little more about me: I am 32 years old–ugh. I love coffee, writing, exercising, early mornings, date nights, deep conversations, and shallow television shows. I am freakishly short (4’11 and a half) and everyone asks “who’s carrying who?” when I am loaded down with two children who total more than half my body weight.
I asked Jesus into my heart when I was five years old, and feel like I finally comprehended grace when I was 20. I’m still stunned by this amazing gift and what it means for my life.
I am passionate about connecting women with one another, empowering the next generation of women, growth, and authenticity. I love coffee or hiking dates with friends, my husband, or just myself.
I met my husband on the first day of college. His friendship (and cute dimples) changed the course of my life forever. We have been married for nine years, and each year just keeps getting better! He is a pastor, which makes me a “pastor’s wife.”
After college and graduate school, I worked in the nonprofit sector. I now work part-time as a nonprofit consultant and an adjunct instructor at a local university, and spend the rest of my time caring for Zoe and Riley. I never dreamed of being a mostly stay-at-home mom (actually, I described it as my worst nightmare) but I love it (most of the time, anyway). We recently moved to beautiful, sunny North Carolina after almost a decade in beautiful, sunny Florida.
I started this blog to record my experiences as a mom, but it has become a place to share my heart, faith, and life. To paraphrase Stephen Covey, “we are all spiritual beings on a human journey,” and I happen to think that traveling together is better than traveling alone. Welcome to my journey.
Find my favorite posts here.