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Hi I'm Ruth!

I grew up in Oregon, I stay at home with my four children and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I always had a dream to just be a stay at home mom, to marry a man that would be respectful and loving--honoring our marriage and to have some children of my own. I never realized that being a mom would be the hardest job I would ever hold, but it is. It is also the most rewarding. I wouldn't have it any other way!

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, I came from a home where both parents were baptized members of the Mormon church. My mother had been a member all her life, but my father had been Catholic all his life. I believe he truly tried to live his religion and be a good christian. It served him well. However, he converted to Mormonism when he was around 26, a year before he met my mother. That said, the religion was new to him when they were married and he didn't fully understand all the things someone growing up in the church would understand about how to lead a family back to our Father in heaven and so my life growing up felt very much like I came from a part member home. My father had a lot of anger issues and to my recollection, I never felt the spirit in our home. But when I went to church, I now realize I did feel it there. As a child, I didn't understand what I was feeling, but as I grew up, looking back, I understand how I came to the decision that I would remain a Mormon. I had visited other churches with my friends while growing up and I remember feeling like something was just missing. I was not very active in the church throughout my teenage years and became completely inactive around 15 years old. I went my own way into the world after high school, had a boyfriend, was going to college, working 2 jobs. I was taking care of myself and everything seemed to be working out just fine. My boyfriend and I were serious and I was contemplating marriage and this is where my whole life turned upside down. In short, I prayed to my Father in heaven and asked for his help to know what to do and as clear as the sun rises--I knew. I needed to go back to church, repent, and to live as He would have me live. I felt as though His arms were around me, literally, as I promised to come back to the fold and be who he would have me be. Since then, all my dreams have come true. I have a husband who sees the same future I do and we have four beautiful children.

How I live my faith

Since that turn-around, life just gets better and better. As my children started entering school, I began to be a parent helper at their school and joined the PTA board. It is so rewarding feeling so connected to the school your kids go to as well as helping them have a better education. Not just your own, but other kids who are struggling or just need extra time and attention. I also served as a board member to a state funded health care organization for low income families and that was very rewarding as well. In this past year, my eldest son was having a hard time fitting the 'mold' at school and was struggling with self-confidence because of his learning disabilities and so I decided to bring him home and homeschool him. I have LOVED it, so this year and I going to homeschool all of my children! I also enjoy the connection and family we have at church and love serving each of them in various callings we are given at church. We just made a recent move to Montana, so I do not have a calling (responsibility) yet at church, but my last calling was a visiting teaching coordinator. I help assign sisters in the church to look after a group of assigned sisters and for their physical and spiritual needs. I love how you can learn so much about the gospel, how to love others, how blessed we are for serving others in so many different capacities.