I’m Sara, welcome to my back porch!
I was born in 1967 and raised in a Christian home where the foundation of my faith in Christ was firmly established. I’m one of those born in a pew kids who can’t remember the day I accepted Jesus, He’s always been there, just like the air I breathe.
I married my husband, Dean (aka the Mr.) in 1986 and our sons were born in 1988 and 1989. Our oldest son, Jay and his lovely Kateland were married in September of 2016. Our youngest, Mac, married the beautiful Susan in June 2015. And we are officially empty nesters! Well, unless you count our Belgian Shepherd, Loki!
I am a high school health careers teacher, leaving hospital nursing after ten years to return to my first love…teaching. I have the best job in the world, a completely undeserved blessing that I still can’t believe is mine.
More than anything, I’m a home girl 🙂 I am a homemaker at heart and would happily leave behind my career to bake bread and work in my garden. Home for us is a post-war two bedroom bungalow in Michigan. It was the home of my grandparents and when my gramma died in 2007, we realized we couldn’t let the place go. The Mr. and I bought the house that holds my childhood memories and here we live with tiny closets, not enough storage and no place to put a home office. In other words, completely happy.
This blog is called Back Porch Sheep because that’s how I see myself. I’m a Christ follower, seeking after my Shepherd and listening for His voice. My life is anchored in simplicity and I’m most myself when I’m at home sitting on my back porch. I’m honored to have you join me here to talk, think and pray about things both serious and silly.
Welcome to my back porch.
P.S. If you enjoy visiting here on the back porch, feel free to stop by my old blog…