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Hi I'm Ruth

I'm a Texan. I'm a teacher. I'm a mom. I'm a neighbor. I'm divorced. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Ruth and I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am a stay-at-home mom of three beautiful, wonderful, and sometimes cranky children. I have had many trials in my life, particularly over the last two years. I am now divorced and making my way through life as a single mom. I never thought it would happen to me, but it did. I love my in-laws and we continue to have a special relationship. It might seem odd, but they have been such rocks for me during this time. We will be family forever. I am a former math teacher and I plan to go back to teaching when my youngest starts Kindergarten. I love children of all ages. I absolutely love building things, painting things, and organizing things. I love people. I love making friends and being a friend. I also love jewelry. My daughter laughs at me because the two things I want most for gifts are earrings and power tools. I love building things. I am learning how to quilt. I love to laugh. I love numbers on a clock, particularly 4:44. Maybe it is the residual math teacher in me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know it is true. I had to choose between my faith and my marriage. I could not turn my back on my Savior, Jesus Christ. I love Him. I have been supported through my entire life by His love and grace, particularly over the storms of the last few years. I love my Heavenly Father. I love that He has provided a beautiful plan for us all to enjoy happiness here on the earth and then live with Him forever. I know that we have a living prophet on the earth. What a blessing! We get to know the will of the Lord for us, straight from the mouth of His holy prophet. I am a Mormon because I know that a loving God would never discriminate by location or social status or income. I love that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the same wherever I go. It is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving the children in my congregation. I am part of a presidency that oversees the needs of children from 18 months-12 years. We teach them the gospel, love them, and help support their parents in teaching them about Jesus Christ. I also have the opportunity to work with the cub scouts. I love these boys. I love how the cub scouts helps prepare them to be honest and hard working men. I also visit other women monthly from my congregation. We visit together to make sure that their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are met. It is a little like being (in a small way) the Savior's hands and watching over His sheep as He would do if He were here.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

We need a Savior because we are not perfect. We all sin, make mistakes, and fall short of perfection. Through Jesus Christ, all is made right. Every sin, every heartache, every sickness-all are made perfect in Christ. He suffered for us so that He might know how to support us in our times of need, for He, and only He, knows exactly what we think and feel. Show more Show less

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

I do believe that families are forever. This fundamental truth has been difficult for me as I dealt with a Forever Husband turning his back on me and our faith. I still know it is true. Families are forever. A loving God has made it possible for us to be with the people that are most important to us even after we die. My children are my life. I am so grateful that we will still enjoy relationships with each other in heaven. I love that I will also share relationships with my grandma that just recently passed away, my parents, and my in-laws. Show more Show less