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Hi I'm Nila

I'm a Mormon. I am a small town girl enduring life near the big city. Not good! Where did the stars go at night?

About Me

I have been a single mom for 21 years. I was widowed at the age of 34 with four daughters at the time. We have had a lot of fun while raising each other. I am quite independent and left my close knit family in Utah when we were thrown into this situation. I have learned that life is good. It is darn hard! Sometimes I just wanted to throw in the towel, but good has always been the end result of things I have had to endure. I guess I have learned that life is manageable when you come to terms with your circumstances. This is it. This is what you've got, so keep adjusting yourself until you stop fighting it. Throw life the curve ball and become friends with it. This may sound like I settle. Well actually, I am one of the biggest dreamers and hope-ers (I don't know if that is really a word, but I hope A LOT!) that I know of. My expectations for God are enormous! I take Father for His word, and expect miracles. The tough part is that our time tables don't quite match up. That's how He throws the "Patience" test right in front of me. There is one thing that I can't quite figure out. Why do people like cities? Those big buildings block the view, and the stars disappear. And why am I still here, living near the big city? One last truth....Bulldogs are beautiful!!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. What a blessing to have such smart parents! Early in my married life I decided that I was going to stop going to church because of circumstances at home, but that lasted one week! I knew that the very fiber of me would shrivel up without it. I needed it to live. As I mentioned, I hope A LOT. I remember reading a scripture once that contained the words "prove me", and I took it literally. I felt the challenge from God, and I thought to myself, "You want to be proved? Well, I am definately up to the challenge." To date Father leads about 1,000,000 to zero! He is amazing. He stretches me to the point of absolute thinness, and when I think that I will not survive, He shows me that there is now more to me, and not less. I am Mormon because this is where the Priesthood of God lives. Within that Priesthood all possibilities exist. I love all possibilities, because life becomes endless, and so does my experience.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by walking out that front door each day with the hope and the joy of this gospel wrapped tightly around me as my defense against all that fails in this world. Whether I am at church, or as a mother or daughter, or as an employee, or a mere acquaintance; I am just trying to make this world a better place to live in. To me that is what this gospel is all about.