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Hi I'm CaMarie

I love being married to the man of my dreams. I am full-time mother to our 10 children. I'm a blogger. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother of 10 children. (2 sets of identical twins, can you believe?) I'm married to an amazing man who has blessed my life from the minute we married some 21 years ago. Our first 14 years together he was getting his medical education! We did not put off our family but forged forward in faith. We had 7 children when he had finished all his training and began his career as a surgeon. We look back now and feel it was worth every effort and sacrifice we made to have our family and obtain his education. I'm grateful for my bachelor's degree in 'family and human development' which I received before we were married- I've certainly relied on what I learned. More dear to me than anything else is the opportunity I have to turn to the Lord in prayer daily. I've relied on that more than anything else. I enjoy reading, writing, playing the piano and singing. We have a little hobby farm with a few horses, goats, and chickens that we enjoy, especially in the summer. I keep a family blog and we have a youtube channel of videos my brother has created of our family. My life is FULL of plenty of challenges and many more joys. All in all, it's just amazing!

Why I am a Mormon

I am so grateful to have been born into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I constantly feel an immense gratitude for grandparents and great grandparents that found this restored church and chose to be baptized and confirmed and to be FAITHFUL all their days. They gave me the most precious gift I ever could have received. My mother and father, though not perfect, were full of faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ, and taught us 'to whom [we] may look for a remission of our sins'. (2 Nephi 2:26) As a teenager I felt a great desire to find out for myself if what I had been taught all my life was best. I learned more of other faiths and more intensely studied this, my own, religion. The greatest blessing was that I knew that I could indeed ask Heavenly Father in faith, nothing wavering, and He would answer my prayer to know what was right and true. I received my own witness, a warm reminder of the Spirit to remember the witnesses I had experienced all my life long as I had been taught and involved in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I determined to be true to this faith and my faith and understanding has grown beyond what I ever thought possible. I love The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It has blessed every aspect of my life all of my life. All the fruits of the gospel as found it the church have been good in my life, not just good but nourishing, strengthening, and delicious. I am so glad to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I believe faith is an action verb. I'm so grateful I have a way to express and act on the feelings of my heart through our church. The church encourages me to organize and put my family first through daily family prayers, weekly family home evenings, family councils, and even date nights! These actions strengthen our family so much and create a warm atmosphere of love and sharing. I am assigned to visit four specific women from my church unit each month just to see how they are doing, offer any support or service needed, and share a gospel-centered message. It is always a blessing to me, even if it is just a note or a phone call I extend. I'm grateful I've been asked to reach out and serve. Though they are of different ages, interests, and backgrounds than me, these women have become some of my best friends. Studying the scriptures has been a great blessing to me all my life, but especially the past few years as I have taught the youth in our area through Sunday school and early morning seminary classes, and now as I teach the adults of our congregation for Sunday school each week. I'm so grateful for the way my faith constantly challenges me to extend myself and work daily to be a better human being. I'm even more grateful for the love and power of the Lord that I rely on everyday in my life. "The Lord is my strength" (Psalms 28:7, Exodus 15:2) and I have found that as I turn to Him I can, indeed 'do all things' (Phillipians 4:13).