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Hi I'm Ruby

I'm a widow with 2 grown children and 2 grandsons. I love to sew, I love children, and I love helping people. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When my kids were young, I made all their clothes, even their baseball and cheerleader uniforms! Sewing is a creative outlet for me that I really enjoy. Now I sew baby quilts for humanitarian projects.

Why I am a Mormon

I met my husband when I was 15 years old and right away I knew he was my soulmate! We were married for 33 years and were planning to move to the Pacific Northwest. As his health deteriorated, he told me he didn't think he'd be making the trip but encourage me to go anyway when he was gone. A few months after his death, my son and I moved to Washington. Not long after, the Mormon missionaries knocked on my door and asked if I had a church to go to. I said I was new in the area and was looking for one....As we talked together, they said, “you sound like you already know all this!" My friends and family had always joked that I should be a Mormon, as I didn't drink or smoke or swear, but as I heard the doctrine from the missionaries, that too, was compatible with my life. In that first meeting, they asked me if I wanted to be baptized and I said, "Yes!" When my husband was ill, he had watched the BYU channel while I went out to a variety of churches, in search of a religion where I felt I belonged, but none ever felt right. My husband told me we should join the Mormon church, for he liked the teaching that our family could be together forever. The week after the missionaries' visit, they gave me a tour of the local chapel. I peeked inside one of the hymn books and found that many of the hymns were familiar from my childhood. It felt like I had come home. I thought, "this is it for me-- I m going to stay. This is where I’m supposed to be." I was baptized in June 2009.

How I live my faith

I love children and was thrilled to be asked to plan activities for the young girls at church. I like getting together with the other women and working on projects that help others. We make school kits to send throughout the world, and quilts and blankets for babies. I like the way people treat each other at church. When you are a Mormon, you are loved and cared for. When I was baptized, it was like I had gained a family of 300 people to look out for me. My health doesn't allow me to do all the things I want to do, but I can still be a listening ear and give encouragement to those around me.