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Hi I'm Mamie Ruth

I am a wife and mother. I am a daydreamer with an active imagination. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of three: an active boy, a princess in training, and a very cute little munchkin. My children are my life and keep me entertained and on my toes! My days are spent wiping crayons off of the walls and dancing around the house to keep the kiddos smiling! I have been married since 2005 to the man of my dreams. In 2010, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. My life quickly changed into one I never intended nor saw coming. Each day is filled with a bit of uncertainty and new challenges. At times, I adopt the role of the mother and father. But in-between moments of fears and tears, there are many laughs and talks of a wonderful future - even if it is different from the one we imagined when we are first married. I have never been out of the country, I have yet to master any skills or talents in my life, I don't speak a foreign language, nor do I have a career. I don't have any one life changing story, but I do struggle. Daily. I have trials and challenges that are often beyond my control. But I am happy and my life is filled with peace, joy, and a sense of fulfillment nonetheless.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member my whole life but I never felt truly converted until I was 25 and my world came tumbling down. I found myself at a religious crossroad. I found myself turning towards the wrong path and feeling its darkness. It was immediately when I took the first step back onto the right path that the Light of Christ flooded my life. My pains and trials still existed but I found myself being carried by the Gospel and the principles it teaches. I couldn't imagine my life without the simple truths that the Gospel provides. With so many trials in today's society and with the hardships of mortality, I would be lost without knowing my Heavenly Father is right here with me through all of it, and that the truths of His Gospel can sustain my soul through even the toughest times!

How I live my faith

My number one priority with living my faith is doing so in a way that my children see, so that they will never question whether or not I loved my Heavenly Father or His Church. I pray with my children every day, and take them to church every week. I talk about church concepts with them on a regular basis. I hope that one day they will feel the same love and sprit I do. I live my faith through my parenting and interaction with others. When a situation arises with my children, I ponder how I would want my Father in Heaven to treat me in such an instance and strive to implement those principles with my own children. The church is my life. It gives me meaning and direction and allows me to grow in ways I would not otherwise have the opportunity to. I am not a naturally born conversationalist and I struggle with my words when speaking. But I am learning to use the talents given to me by my Heavenly Father to share my testimony with others. I am not perfected in my talents such as playing the piano, singing, or writing, but I love to do these things and I use these venues to try to bring the spirit to others who might need to receive it.

In whom should we have faith?

Mamie Ruth
We should have faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Faith that they live, Faith in what they teach us, and Faith that they love us. Faith in these truths work harmoniously with each other to give us purpose and understanding for mortality and for our eternal salvation. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Mamie Ruth
No matter where I go, I know that I can attend church and the same principles will be taught. The sense of familiarity within the walls of each chapel is comforting, as if you are home. The members as a whole are welcoming and faithful. There is a sense of trust and security in the church that I can't find anywhere else. Show more Show less