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Hi I'm Rue

I'm a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a friend, and more. I am a mormon.

About Me

I am just a regular person. I have only had one job in which I received a paycheck. That was for a year or so as I graduated from high school. I was raised to want to be a wife and a mother as my mother was. I quit my job when I got married. I have loved being a wife for the past 35 years and a mother to our six children, a grandmother to our currently 16 grandchildren, and a mother-in-law. I am an advocate of marriage and staying home to raise your family. Even when we lost pretty much everything we owned at one point in our life, we made it a priority for me to stay home. I have given volunteer time to many of the organizations in the church over the years. I have participated in PTA and volunteered at the schools when my children were younger. I have been a teacher, a leader, and a worker at church, school and home. I love the outdoors. I enjoy looking at and taking pictures of the beauties of nature. I like to canoe and kayak even though I don't get to very often. I enjoy working in my yard, hiking, walking daily, sewing, playing with my children and grandchildren, and visiting those who can't get out and about. I like to go on motorcycle rides with my husband. I like to make beautiful that which may not have been.... messy rooms, houses, yards, furniture, etc. I like to sing and dance (not professionally) and to listen to music.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon first of all because I was born and raised a Mormon. I never questioned the gospel teachings as I was was growing up. It always felt good to go to church and associate with the people I knew there. I have never really had to wonder who I was, or where I came from, why I was here, or where I was going after I left this life because being raised a Mormon gave me answers to those questions before they were questions. As I married and started my family I felt the need to no longer rely on others beliefs and get to know for myself if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was true. I read the whole Book of Mormon for the first time. That was not easy for me because I am not a fast reader which makes me lose interest quickly. I loved it and received the answer I was looking for. I am now in the habit of reading from it's pages on a daily basis. I am Mormon secondly because of that experience. I know for myself that it is true, so how could I not be. Being a Mormon gives me purose in life. It just is my life.

How I live my faith

My faith has made me who I am. I pray and read daily from the Book of Mormon. I try to be honest in my dealings with my fellow man. Over the years of study and worship I have been able to become more tolerant of others and their ideas and views. Not just of others not of my faith, but those that share my faith as well. I strive to be charitable to those I come in contact with. I am willing to give of my time to serve my family, my church, and my fellowman. Through my learning of the Savior's Atonement line upon line and precept upon precept, I am able to let His atonement help me to forgive others that I think have offended or wrongly judged me or accused me. I am able to be happy in my life knowing that I have accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior by being baptized into His church. I know I can make mistakes, and through His atonment and grace, mercy can be applied to my life and I can live with my Heavenly Father again. Being a Mormon has helped me to raise my family in such a way that they are all active participants of the gospel and productive members of society. We love each other which brings us happiness.