Person of the Month: Sarah Duck

Sarah Duck started her nursing career 22 years ago at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in the NICU. “I loved my job there, but I was on a rotating schedule where I worked days and nights and really wanted to be closer to home. I saw a position post at Conway Regional for a full-time L&D day shift position and figured there was no way I would get the job, but I decided to apply. I realize now that God was opening a door to a place that He wanted me to serve. I fell in love with Labor and Delivery and I am absolutely blessed to be in a position where I can serve new mothers on one of the most special days of their life. We have an amazing team of doctors, nurses and support staff, so I honestly can’t imagine working anyplace else.” (Mike Kemp photo)

City: Holland community (Faulkner County).

Work: Labor and Delivery, Conway Regional Medical Center.

Community activities: Volunteer instructor for community education at Lifechoices, Conway. Extra work with hospital programs: Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician, Perinatal Bereavement team, American Heart Association Instructor and NRP Instructor (Neonatal Resuscitation Program).

Church activities: Central Baptist Church; small group leader for fourth grade girls @ Uptown Central on Sunday nights.

Family: Married to Jim for almost 22 years; son, Jacob (16), and daughter, Carlie (10).

Education: Bachelor of science degree in nursing, Arkansas Tech University, 1997.

What do you love about living in the 501: I love that the 501 area has so many great activities for families to become involved with and how these places become a part of your family. My job at CRHS, my kids’ extra-curricular activities and their schools and our church have all given us so many opportunities to form close friendships. It’s very rare that we can go anywhere in the 501 and not run into someone that we know. 

More information: Both of my kids are adopted and it’s pretty cool to see how amazing God’s perfect plan is. We struggled with infertility for several years and had no idea that the whole time God was up to something bigger than we could understand.

We are forever thankful for two birthmothers who chose life and chose us. It’s pretty amazing because unless we tell people, you would never know they are adopted because they look just like both of us.

Every Mother’s Day reminds me just how thankful I am for the two women who gave me a chance to be a mama…and I am loving every second of it!