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Hi I'm Rusty

I have live my entire lif on the Plains of Colorado. I am a full time Mom and College Student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom of 3 children 1 boys and 2 girls. 2 of my children are adopted. I love to quilt, read, and cheer my son at his various school activities. I am learning to balance College Life with Mom life.

Why I am a Mormon

I had a wonderful teacher in High School who was a great example of a Christ-like life. The first thind I learned about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints is that I AM A CHILD of God. I no longer felt that God was waiting for me to mess up and punish me. I now knew that Heavenly Father was cheering me on and LOVED me. The Second thing I learned is that there was a place where Marriage was eternal. No need for until Death Do us Part. The third thing I learned is that I would be joing a large family, and no matter I went in the world, I would have brothers and sisters to take care of me. Finally, I learned that Heavenly Father loved me as much as those who lived in the Old and New Teastament, because there was prophet living on the Earth Today. He gives us prophets to point the way back to him and his loving arms.

How I live my faith

After the birth of my 1st child there came the STRONG recommendation that I NEVER become pregnant again. This ended my spouse and my dream of a large Family. This wasn't easy to hear, and even harder to accept.Over the years I have learned to no longer mourn the loss of our dream, and express gratitude for thegift of having one child. Then, in March of ‘08, my sister and I were shopping for our future sister-in-law's bridal shower. While there I was approached by a sister in our ward. She let me know that her daughter was pregnant and considering adoption. She told us that she felt prompted by the Spirit to talk to me, and asked if she could talk to her daughter about my husband and becoming the adoptive couple. I told her I would have to talk to my husband, but please keep us informed. We then meet with LDS Family Services, a private adoption agency owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This counsel, from our caseworker, buoyed me up - if this adoption is the Lord's will; it will happen despite your best efforts. As we began to spend time with our birth mom, I began to fall in love with her, and our future daughter. I began to appreciate the sacrifice that she was making. I will never be able to fully comprehend the Atonement of Christ, but this has brought me a whole lot closer. Our family had the opportunity to become whole because a beautiful daughter of God made the Christ-like decision to allow her daughter to have a mother and father for eternity. My prayer is that I will live up to this wonderful opportunity. I know that I will through the small things that we have been commanded to do: prayer, scripture study, and temple attendance, Family Home Evening etc. With the Lord all things are possible!