Hi. I'm Sarah. It's nice to meet you. I am held in the grip of grace while living in this imperfect skin.
I originally began this blog in 2008 as a way to journal my life as a new mother after enduring a long journey with infertility. At the time, I only knew one other person with a blog. Little did I know that this would become both a creative outlet for me as well as a place I would actually make some dear friends. I feel so honored to call so many of you my sisters. I feel unworthy of the attention that this blog brings, but I am also so humbly grateful for every piece of encouragement, every comment, and every person who has become such a loyal reader.
I gave birth to my first daughter, Ella, in 2008. And yes, she really is just as beautiful in person as you see in the pictures. She is both shy and strong willed. Passionate and sensitive. And although there are days that she makes me insane, I am mostly just so completely captivated by her heart.
In September 2010, after an extremely complicated pregnancy, I gave birth to boy/girl twins at 28 weeks. Their names are Jacob and Audrey and they are the reason my faith is what it is today. They bring a whole new meaning to the word miracle.
I am married to Andrew. If you ever want to see what a truly amazing man looks like, you need to meet him. He is quiet and shy. He is brilliant and a complete nerd, yet in such a fabulous way. He has no enemies. And if you met him, you would know why I love him. I am so grateful I get to spend the rest of my life with him. I feel honored to be called his wife. I don't know why he chose me, but I'm so glad he did. Before we had children, we loved to travel and see the world. Now, we simply enjoy seeing the world through the eyes of our little ones. But, we still look forward to the day when we can travel across the pond again...and maybe stay for an extended time period.
Every once in awhile you will hear me ramble on about Europe...mostly about Paris. To say I love Paris is an understatement. When my children are grown, I hope to have a pad a terre with a view of the eiffel tower. In my dreams, I would like to be like Jane Austin and live by my pen.
Although I am a Registered Pediatric Nurse by degree, I also have a photography "business" (really more of a hobby) that I play around with now and then. I love to cook...so it should not surprise you that I want to study at Le Cordon Bleu. This is coming from the girl who burned instant mashed potatoes when she first got married. When I am hiding from my children, you will often find me flipping through French cookbooks.
I hope you will come and stay awhile. I am not really a writer. But I write. My grammar is not perfect and I am too lazy to even push the spell check button most days. I never understood what my English professor meant about present passive. I'm not even sure I know what it means to not end a sentence in a preposition...except that you are not supposed to do it. And mostly, I love to use ellipses...even though I don't really know the correct way to use them. But, I know how to be transparent and I know how to love. And I would love it if you would grab a cup of coffee and come hang out here.