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Hi I'm Ruth

I am a nurse practitioner. I married my hero. I have five kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Arizona Pioneer, not a native, because I moved in fourth grade. I had a difficult time making friends, so I started playing soccer more often. Soccer was my way of making friends, and I felt valuable on the soccer field. It only made sense that I would continue to play soccer in high school and college. I went to Ripon College in Wisconsin to play soccer, and I still play soccer twice a week with an adult league. My Bachelor's degree is in biology. I became a nurse practitioner because I love to help people. I work nights monitoring patients in the intensive care units by telemedicine. However, my favorite job is being a mother to my five kids. I am a planner, and everyone of my children were meticulously planned and wanted even though it keeps me busy. One of the best things about me is my husband. We work successfully as a team to raise our children.

Why I am a Mormon

2 Nephi 2:25 states, "Adam fell‍ that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy." When I went to college, my faith wavered. I was sad and very lonely. Looking back it is easy to see I was only unhappy when I wasn't living the gospel, but at the time, I didn't make the connection. As soon as I began reading my scriptures and praying every night, I felt love and joy. I know my Heavenly Father loves me. I know He wants me to be happy. Being a Mormon has allowed me to find the peace and happiness I long to have. I believe everyone can have this happiness. I love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have a unique ability to live my faith at work in the intensive care units in the hospital when I have dying patients. I will often ask the patient's family about their faith, and if we can pray together. Death is a scary time for most people, and it is my responsibilty to help the family and the patient during this transition. I know that faith is very helpful during these times. I also live my faith by teaching children during Sunday School. I take my job very seriously that I teach children gospel principles, scripture stories, and how to return to our Heavenly Father.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Ruth
No, but it is encourage. I think it is a honor to be able to serve a mission and dedicate your time to the Lord. Every return missionary I know has grown during their mission and come home more mature. My wish is to go on a mission with my husband when we are much older. Show more Show less