some (old, and new) get-to-know-me's . . .

Someone, actually several people, told me lately that they love when people share "get to know you"s on their blog or social media.
There's even a "Friday Introductions" started by some amazing ladies on Instagram, to help followers and friends be reminded or get to know who each other are. LOVE that idea, btw.

So...I thought as I pick back up and dust off the ole blog here, 
I'd repost something I shared a while back, with some facts about me...
a few things might be different, and I will add a few new things in right now, but it's an overall random overview of me! 

here goes. :)
Id LOVE to read your "get to know you's" for whoever wants to share!!

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Before I was a mommy, I worked as a Child Life Specialist.
Most people have never heard of that...but basically my job was to help children cope with hospitalization. I worked mainly with kiddos with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and long term illnesses. It was very difficult, but very rewarding. I met some amazing, perspective-changing kids.
I'd love to go back to it someday, or at least be in the medical field again! I actually really love the hospital setting.

I am adopted.
I was adopted at 6 weeks old to the best parents in the world, and I've always considered it such an amazing blessing, and have the utmost respect for those who adopt, as well as for those who give babies for adoption.
I remember learning as a little girl that "I came from my mommy's heart instead of her tummy". I am forever thankful for my parents.

(and on that note) I met my birth mother and her family a few years ago.
It has been an amazing blessing to add family into my life...I even gained 2 younger sisters, and was in one of their weddings! God orchestrated it all so amazingly and I am so thankful for the gift she gave to me and to my parents, and am now thankful to have them all in my life as well.

(my two sisters meeting Bethany!)

I danced competitively my whole life.
every kind: ballet, jazz, hip hop, pointe, tap, modern.
It was my in and day out, dancing is what I did.
 {Abigail is my little Ballerina now...a DREAM come true!!!}

I LOVE being preggo.
Dont get me wrong, there are hard days, and especially #2 was more difficult bc I could not rest much with a toddler already. But I love it. I love how it feels, I love the weekly milestones,
I love my belly. And I love the amazing creativity of the Lord in it all.

**and being preggo with # 3 right now is def something I LOVE, because it is on the heels of several losses...but it is DEF more tiring, Ill tell ya! **

I am a die hard Texas Aggie.
I have been going to games since I was born, and have sat in the same seats my whole life.
Funny thing is, I did not go to college at A&M, but I rooted for them against my own school!
My Dad had a very valuable role in the university a long time it is just how I was raised.
I have lots of maroon t-shirts. :)

(Abigail's first game, Whoop!)

I have a tattoo.
Some people would never guess that about me, but its true!
It's of an Icthus (Christian fish) and it is on my foot, right below my ankle bone)
I had wanted one for a long time and about 6 years ago, decided it was time...
I've never regretted it and I secretly think about getting another one someday.

**and since I wrote this post, I got my second tattoo, the word "hope" on my wrist. I got it after going through several losses and deaths, and a big health scare. I absolutely love the daily permanent reminder to me of where my true hope comes from. I never thought a tattoo could be used as a tool of daily encouragement like it has in my life!!**

I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 5 years ago, BUT...
after many tests, lots of pain, several scary possibilities, I was "diagnosed". But in March of 2008, I was prayed for, and healed. yes, HEALED. immediately. Like I have never again dealt with the many terrible symptoms I once had. It was one of the most life changing events ever, and I definitely will post about it someday when the Lord leads me to.

**you can read more about my healing here**

I hate running, but I love to do races.
It's not like I've done a bunch, just a few here and there, my biggest accomplishment being a triathlon 3 years ago...but there is just something about the atmosphere that is moving to my soul. I have actually written about this before, about how I love to go cheer people on at races, and what an amazing picture that is to my heart.

**I completed my first Half-Marathon in April...not knowing I was 2 weeks pregnant! I look forward to making it my baby weight-loss goal and doing it again next Spring!**


Well, thats all I can think of for now. I'm sure there are more randoms to be shared someday...and hopefully you feel like you know me a little better now!!!


**look how little these two were when i first posted this! time is FLYING!!**

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Now, tell me some things I don't know about you!!! :)

A great way to get to know each other is through Instagram, so go find me there, yall!
my name is @heyitssarahlowe
(I heart insta!)