Hello! Welcome to my website. I’m Sarah.
Over a decade ago I married my high school sweetheart. We live on a cattle farm in the south. It’s a messy, yet beautiful world out here. On most days I rock a pair of boots or flip-flops, but I also love a good pair of stilettos.
Our pride and joys are our three littles. Two boys and one girl. As you can see…the picture was taken before the arrival of our latest little man. Come summer, I’ll have a new photo to share that includes our youngest.
I love spending days at the river, reading, cooking, eating, gardening, acting in community theater, studying about God, and oddly enough-organizing. Unfortunately, my home rarely looks organized! And I give myself lots of grace by realizing that perfection in motherhood doesn’t exist.
I also adore traveling. However, in addition to my wanderlust, I am a homebody. I really think I could stay out here on the farm for a month and never get bored. Not for a single second.
I am a former teacher and earned my Ph.D from the University of Tennessee. I use this degree to conduct research and write, but mainly I happily choose to be a stay-at-home mom.
I spend my days cleaning peanut butter & jelly off the counter, dreaming of traveling the world, and hosting events for my family, friends, and community.
I live the life of Pioneer Woman, but not really…because I don’t possess the natural gift of being a culinary goddess.
In between the births of my children, I had two miscarriages. It was painful. Emotionally and physically.
I never before had realized that such pain could be associated with something so tiny. My heart exploded with love for women who’d experienced stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies, and miscarriages. My heart grieved when I’d hear of women delivering stillborn children and being told, decades ago, “well sometimes you lose, one”. My heart wanted women to feel less alone and to better understand the process of grieving.
So I started researching loss. I recognized a need for a Christian voice.
In the early days of my research, I created a private online environment of women willing to share their pregnancy loss stories with each other so I could weave them together in a book intended to reach the hands of women currently experiencing loss. Then I started talking to men. Exploring biblical truths. And then scouring through grief research.
The culmination of this is a 31-day devotional that walks alongside women as they navigate the journey of loss. It is full of real-talk + the hope of Christ.
I hope that ministries, medical centers, churches, individuals can find it helpful.
On this blog I also include my musings as farm mom and wife. And whatever speaks to my soul.
Thank you for dropping in!