Waco Moms Blog Continues to Grow | Meet Sara Davidson
Hi Mamas! My name is Sara, and I am a local girl who grew up in Lorena. That being said, I have seen the highs and lows of the Waco area as it has morphed from a small-small town to a big-small town.
After high school, I migrated 30 minutes down the road to Belton and graduated from The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with my Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Art. My soft-spoken and non-opinionated mother (insert cry-laughing emoji here) would tell you that I attended UMHB to get my “M.R.S.” degree, but I stand by the claim that I just was missing a little inspiration in my life. Needless to say, I moved back home to Lorena after college and finished up my Associates Degree in Nursing from MCC in 2012. I also completed my Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2015. I did my time in hospital nursing and currently work at home for an insurance company.
Since I didn’t achieve meeting my soul mate while in college (the first time, at least), I ventured on to the dating scene and married my very first (and last) blind date, Reed. He drove up in a truck and won me over with his striking good looks and ridiculous humor. We got married in 2012 and I must say he’s still as good looking, and his dad jokes are improving by the day.
Speaking of dad jokes, we added our daughter to our family in May 2015. Emory just turned three and is spirited, hilarious, smart, and spunky. She was diagnosed early this year with Early Onset Progressive Idiopathic Scoliosis, and will be treated for that condition for many years to come. Her spine was growing at a 46 degree angle when she was diagnosed and she is on the road to a “less squiggly spine” if you ask her. Having an unexpected diagnosis in my child has changed my views on life, love, and motherhood, and probably gives me a slightly twisted sense of humor. Expect some writings about Emory, because she inspires me every day.
Like most people, I was a perfect parent until I had a child of my own, and I am passionate about helping moms understand that the beautiful challenge of motherhood is not for the faint of heart. I have learned to so appreciate the village around us, supporting our family during the easy and difficult times we have experienced. I believe all mothers should feel that support and love behind them and I try to be that to those around me. As a parent, some days are really great, and if we are being frank, some really suck, but the beauty is in the journey and I often have to remind myself that the days may be long but the years are so very short.
My favorite things include those perfect five days of the year where the temperature is just right, good wine, spending time with my family and friends, trashy reality tv, pedicures, and hearing my daughter’s uncontrollable laugh.