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Hi I'm Kayla

Aaaaaaand I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am most happily married and am living in Idaho where my husband is finishing his very last semester of college. I have a 3 month old little girl and she is absolutely amazing. I have always wanted to be a mother and now that I am I can't believe it. I am learning new things every day. I grew up in Washington in a household of nine where my mom taught me to sew and crochet and my dad taught me to hunt, fish, and just enjoy the beautiful outdoors. I have five sisters and one poor spoiled little brother. I play the piano and love to read. I am not a very good cook and I am currently trying to grow a bonsai tree (key word...trying).

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the gospel makes me happy. There is nothing better than feeling close to the Savior. I was born into the church. However, in my early teens (that time when you begin to gain a sense of your own identity) I began to wonder. I remember laying on my bed late at night reading the Book of Mormon and wondering if it was true. I remember thinking that everything sounded sort of like a fairy tale and wondering if all that was being promised really could actually happen. I started to doubt. But I remembered that if I prayed and asked if everything was true, I would receive an answer. I remember praying really hard, late at night. The Spirit speaks to people in many different ways. This night the Spirit spoke to me through a feeling of calm. I remember I had felt frustrated and upset because I didn't just know right away. After my prayer I felt so calm and reassured. Ever since then I have known this gospel is where I need to be to feel peace, calm, and joyful.

How I live my faith

Every day I get up, say my prayers, and then go live. Each day I try to live so that I can be more like my Savior and be an example to my little baby, even if she is so young. Some days are harder than others but every day I believe I can start over and try again. In church I have been asked to play the piano while we sing hymns. Everywhere I move that seems to be my calling. I am really grateful for that talent I have been given and developed so I can help invite the Spirit to our meetings through song. Song/music is how I feel the closest to my Savior. I also participate in something called Visiting Teaching. This is a program where a pair of women are assigned other women in the church to go visit and help them feel welcome and accepted. It is common for us to share a spiritual thought during the visit. I have really enjoyed doing this because I have been able to meet all kinds of people this way. It is a wonderful way to make friends and grow close through the gospel.