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Hi I'm Camilla

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the second oldest of 11 children. While I grew up, my father was in the Army and we got to move aboout every two years. We were always at a new school with no friends. Because of this, my family is extremely close. My best friends are my sisters. I absolutely loved my childhood and would not change a thing about it. I had incredible parents who not only taught me the right way, but also lived it each day. My father recently passed away, but I know I will see him again one day. I am now married to an incredible man and am a mother of three beautiful children. I am living the life that I always dreamed of living. I graduated in Elementary Ed and taught school for one year. After becoming pregnant with my oldest, I decided to stay at home and be the mother that my mother taught me to be. It is not always easy, but there are moments like tonight when I am cuddling with my baby girl and the world just seems right and I can't comprehend why my Father in Heaven blessed me so much.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up living the religion, always feeling such a peace and safety in my home when we got together as a family to read and study the scripures and to pray to our Father in Heaven. When I was on my own, and becoming an adult I wondered if what I had been taught all of my life was really true. One night I got down on my knees and I prayed out loud with all of my heart to a God I hoped in my heart was really there. I prayed and prayed with all the energy of my heart. I really wanted to know if He was there and if he was actually aware of me and my life and my circumstances. After several minutes of crying and pleading, His answer came. I felt a warmth and a presence around me. I felt that if I were to open my eyes, I would see him there embracing me. Tears streamed down my face as I felt of his love for me. I will never deny that moment and it is the very basis of my identity in the world and as a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day. I try to treat others with kindness. I try to be patient with my children. I try to keep an open line of communication with my Father in Heaven. I am not perfect at any of these things, but as I go to church each Sunday, I am strengthened by the other members of my faith and I try even harder.