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.
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.