My first name is Sarah (probably got that from my blog title). My middle name is Rachel because my Dad wanted both my names to come from good women in the bible. Which I’ve always thought it interesting that not only is both names from the bible but the women were related. Sarah was Rachel’s Grandmother in Law (I personally LOVE my Grandmother in Law), however they never met each other, because Sarah died before Isaac married Rebecca and had Esau and Jacob, you know who then married Rachel after marrying her sister Leah, accidentally.
I had the privilege of being Home Educated for most of my school years (save 4th grade and ½ of 9th grade in
). There’s no school in this world that can make up for hunting fossils along the trail with your Dad during science class. I have studied and played the piano since I was 5 years old. My love for music grew during my pre-teen/teenage years and I expanded out into Mandolin, Guitar, Violin/Fiddle, Hammered Dulcimer and a little Banjo. While in my early twenties I attended Private Christian School which houses a wonderful music department equipped with its own professional in house orchestra. After a performance of Fiddler on the Roof, in which I played violin in the pit orchestra, I went out with a friend’s group from her church to IHOP where I met my now husband Joshua. About 4 months latter we started dating and haven’t looked back since. Tulsa Community College
For the past 8 years I taught children (some adults too) piano, violin and some guitar. I love teaching music privately and miss working with my students. In May 2010 due to a move, having a toddler and other reasons I decided to take some time off from teaching. This decision was reinforced as a good decision when I learned of my medical condition. I plan to go back to teaching at some point in my life, just not sure exactly when that might be.
I have now been married for almost four years to my lover, Joshua. In June of 2009 we were blessed with our first born, a beautiful son that we name Noah James. His birth was a little different than I’d imagined with an emergency cesarean and a day’s stay in the special care nursery. However, we quickly settled into life with a baby and today he is a busy little toddler and is starting to talk as much as his mother!
I have loved to sew, crochet and craft since I was a little, little girl. My beloved Grandmother Rosie taught me how to crochet when I was four and we were always doing some kind of crafting together. My mother taught me to sew and cook. My Dad was an avid organic gardener (which helped support our vegetarian diet) and gave me a lover for growing food but unfortunately, didn’t pass along his green thumb. After being around women in my adult life I’m realizing how precious it was to have my Grandmother and Mother in my life to give me the knowledge and love for these basic (and almost forgotten) household skills.
In July 2010 I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditist, a goiter and hypo-thyroid levels. The next month in August 2010 we discovered that I was born with a Congenital Heart Defect, specifically an Ostium Primum Atrial Septal Defect (among a few other things). So many tests and doctors later, I will be traveling down to Texas Children’s Hospital in February 2011 to have Open Heart Surgery to repair the defects.