GrowingForChrist

Faith, Family, Love and Reviews

1. A Meet and Greet

Hello!  I’m so glad you decided to stop by and visit me!  Would you like some tea? Coffee? Soda? Well let’s get started.

I’m Sarah, I was born on the 8th day of August in the year of our Lord 1978, for some reason my mom couldn’t wait until fall to have me so she had me in the hottest month of the year but I digress.

I attended public school and spent one year at a private school and about a month being homeschooled.  I was bullied.  After high school I joined the United States Navy, long story, anyway after being discharged early for medical reasons I returned home and began college.  I started out in Criminal Justice then switched to Social Work.

I met my husband in my last year of college, 2000, on the internet.  We eventually met, fell madly in love and got married at 12:01 a.m. on the banks of the Ohio River in Kentucky on January 1, 2001.  I soon miscarried our first baby – which the Lord used to transform my staunchly pro-choice/pro-abortion stance into a firmly pro-life view (although I didn’t recognize His work in me then).  On the day I graduated college I also found out I was once again pregnant!  I worked for a few months and we decided about two months into my pregnancy I would be a homemaker and we would homeschool.

I eventually re-dedicated my life to the Lord and have seen my 9 year old be baptized on February 14th, 2010 the day before she turned 8 years old.  Our 7 year old is now asking to do the same.  We’ve also been blessed with a son who is now 5. We are praying for more, at least one more.

I got into reviewing in 2008 and it’s been a blessing to my family and I.  I now write on Faith, Family, Love and reviews.  Homeschooling is a part of life and we enjoy it and we’ve had lots of opportunities for new things that we wouldn’t have had if the children were in school.

On December 13, 2014 I entered a new phase of life – widowhood.  I kissed my husband good night on 12/12 and in good health and spirits – he never came up to bed but I didn’t realize this until the morning of the 13th, when our 8 year old son found him.  Thankfully, not realizing what had occurred yet.  The paramedics came, pronounced him gone and then the cops came to make sure there was no foul play.  We were denied an autopsy, his passing was ruled a heart attack, which most of us do not believe was what happened.  So now, our children and I are trying to figure out what our new family looks like, one without a husband, dad, lover, protector, school principle, and leader.

Enough about me, please feel free to tell me about yourself!


6 responses to “1. A Meet and Greet

  1. Love this site. Thanks for joining the Kindred.

  2. Karen Laywell says:

    Sarah,
    I love to hear what the Lord has done for you and is still doing in the lives of people because it is so encouraging. Keep up the good work. “Only one life, t’will soon be past; only what’s done for Christ will last.”

    Karen

    • ohiosarah says:

      Karen, thank you for your kind words. I often find that some Christians don’t like to hear my testimony or still judge my life I used to live – some are welcoming and love to hear where I was, where I am and where I’m going. Thank you Sister.

  3. Hannah says:

    I just found your site, but love reading about the homeschooling things. You have a wonderful story, and it is always wonderful to hear how God works in lives. Your children sound so wonderful, and I will look forward to hearing more about them as I read your posts.

  4. lifeofmommab says:

    Hi Sarah,
    I found your blog when I wrote a post on my blog about American Heritage Girls, and thought I would see what others are writing about AHG as well. I too am a Patriot Unit Leader for my daughter’s troop in Florida, and a homeschool mom.

    After reading your recent posts, I wanted to stop by and say hello and offer my condolences. I will be praying for you and your family. I cannot imagine all that you are going through at this time, but I am certain the Lord will use it for His glory.

    Blessings,
    Rebecca

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