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Hi I'm Kami

I'm from Texas. I'm an actress, a singer, a wife, and a mom. I'm a Mormon. And I love it!

About Me

I'm the youngest of six kids, & the only girl. I started singing as soon as I could talk, & I did my first TV commercial when I was 4. I loved performing! I did it as often as I could. Wanting me to be well-rounded, my mother signed me up for ballet, tap, piano, & performing classes to help me find my niche & share my talents. When I was 11, my parents were called to serve as mission presidents in Managua, Nicaragua, so I lived there for 3 years. Learning Spanish was a necessity, & it has become very handy in my life. Although it was hard to live abroad as a teen, I saw the care my parents took to serve the Lord. It helped me learn to reach out to others & follow the Lord's counsel. After the mission, we came back to Texas, & I became heavily involved in the Theatre & Choir programs in high school. I graduated & went to BYU-Idaho majoring in...Theatre! I graduated in '06 with minors in Communication & Child Studies. I moved back to Texas & began a performance group for children. I also started a kid's acting troupe, taught piano lessons, & became an elementary substitute. I also met my sweet husband soon after I came home. I took a while to be convinced that he was the one, but he was patient & persistent. After a YEAR of chasing I finally relented to give him a chance, & I fell in love! We dated for 6 months, he proposed at Christmastime, & we were married the following June in the San Antonio temple. Now we have a beautiful baby girl with plans for more. It's wonderful!

Why I am a Mormon

Simply put, I know it's true. I was born a Mormon, so I've never been without it. I wouldn't have it any other way! My religion is not simply something I do on Sunday; it's part of who I am. Take that away, & you might as well amputate my arms. So many people I know think they are "free" with the way they live their lives. When I keep the commandments & follow the guidance of our leaders, that's when I feel free. I don't have to worry about physical effects of drug use or alcohol. The only time my head isn't clear is when I need more sleep. :) When I was a teenager, I never had to go through the rebellious time of figuring out who I was, or how far I should take a relationship with a boy. I knew I was a precious daughter of God with a temple for a body. No harmful substance was coming in, & no one was entering that temple without putting a wedding ring on my finger first. I've never had to stress about getting pregnant as a teenager, or STD's, or how my "past" would affect my marriage. On a spiritual level, I have peace knowing where I came from, & where I'm going. I know that my Heavenly Father is not an angry God; but a God who loves me, knows me, & wants me to be happy. He sent his Only Begotten Son to suffer for my sins & my sorrows. If I do my part of repenting of my sins & becoming a better person everyday, the Savior's Atonement will cover my imperfections. The thought of being separated from my true love & my precious child at death is agonizing. But my husband & I have been sealed together for time & all eternity. So I know I'll be with my family forever. I have read the Book of Mormon and the Bible, & I know their teachings go hand in hand; that the doctrines of the Book of Mormon compliment & complete the Bible's teachings. I am so grateful for a Latter-day prophet who speaks God's words as in Moses' time. Modern-day revelation gives us modern-day guidance for the scary modern-day world in which we live. With children to raise, that's true comfort.

How I live my faith

I have served in many organizations of the Church. I've been in the children's organization, and I've served in the presidency of the women's society. I have been a choir director and chorister, a pianist, and organized activities for the area. Now my husband and I teach Sunday School to the 14 & 15-yr-olds. You can't teach it if you don't know it. The same goes for teaching children. So my husband and I make an effort to have regular scripture study together. We have family prayer every morning and every night, and we always bless our food. We look for ways to serve others in spiritual and physical need, and we attend the temple as often as we can. There is no feeling like being in the temple. As I participate in the sacred work, I can find relief from all the distractions of daily life. I have the opportunity to focus on my relationship with my Father and my Savior. On Sundays we go to church, and refrain from activities that would make Sunday like "any other day." Sunday is the Sabbath, and it belongs to the Lord. So we find activities that would keep the Sabbath day holy such as being with family, watching Church-related videos with our daughter, nieces, and nephews; cook together; study the scriptures (not just read); play gospel-related games; add to our family history; or prepare the next week's lesson. I always feel better when I give the Lord's Day to Him in full. On Mondays we gather for Family Home Evening, a time to have a spiritual lesson, then play and eat treats as a family. This does wonders for family bonding. From day to day, I have and continue to abstain from swearing, drinking, smoking, using drugs, drinking tea or coffee, immodest dress, and intimate relations outside of marriage. Living the gospel is done daily; and it's a daily reminder of who I am, and who I can become. I am a daughter of Heavenly Father who loves me and I love Him. And someday, if I prove myself worthy, I can live with Him again.

What is the Law of Chastity?

Kami
The Law of Chastity is abstinence from sexual relationships and behavior before marriage, and complete fidelity to spouse after marriage. The intimacy between a man and a woman is so sacred and beautiful, yet it is disgraced and cheapened in so many ways today. Emotions are a powerful thing, and intimacy binds two people together in a way nothing else can. Saving myself for my husband made it that much more beautiful, that much more sacred; not to mention the fact that there was no need to worry about possible disease or teen pregnancies. I was his flower that had been preserved at the top of the hill, instead of right by the road where dirt and trampling are inevitable. The beautiful thing about the gospel is if the law has be broken, forgiveness can be gained through the Atonement and a repentance process. Show more Show less