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Hi I'm Josette

I am a wife, a mother and a Physician. All these roles have allowed me to do what I like the most: Helping people!

About Me

My best calling is to be a wife and a mother. My 3 children are the delight of my heart and we truly enjoy each other as people. My husband and I have been together for over 30 years now and our love cup still runneth over. I am a Family Physician who finds it rewarding to help patients as much now as when I entered medical school in an extended program in my native country at the age of 19. When I am not at work, I enjoy I am busy taking care of my family that is shrinking so rapidly now that the kids are growing and leaving the nest. Luckily, that gives me time to do my favorite hobby/exercise: riding my bike. I dream about going to the Tour de France (as a spectator!). My husband and I enjoy dancing and we have been taking ballroom classes for the past 3 years. My other dream is to become a Vegan Chef as my special vegan diet makes it hard to find the right place to eat out with my non-vegetarian family. My favorite place to be is anywhere I have my children and husband around.

Why I am a Mormon

My love for my family was the most important determinant to make me choose to become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It happened at a time of searching, praying and fasting to find something that could keep us not only together but on the right path. It was a blessing and a miracle! I love the message of eternal family. I love the thought of being in the Celestial Kingdom. I love that we have a living prophet. I love the fact that at a time when the world thinks that old prophecies are irrelevant to our time and that God is silent, our doctrines have proved over and over again that we do not worship a distant God, that He cares, that He talks to us through the proper authority, that the Holy Ghost is still lighting our ways and can guide us through the right choices.

How I live my faith

The first thing that I found out when I became a Mormon was that the time of sitting passively in a pew, listening, dozing, repeating learned sentences was over. I remember how touched I was the first time I heard the song: "Come, come ye Saints, no toil nor labor fear; But with joy wend your way". Finally my faith was at work! From coming to Sacrament meeting and listening to speakers like me reaffirm their faith, to visiting other sisters, to helping in projects that might profit others closed or far away, I no longer had time to waste into passive worshiping. I had so many callings, each one more stimulating spiritually than the other. I have to say that my all time favorite was teaching the early teen groups. I loved the mixture of childhood innocence, early maturity and the strong faith of those young people. I love that they allow the Spirit to work in them through love, forgiveness, repentance, and always looking for way to get better. I love the fact that the church understands so much the challenges that the youth of today face. There is so much material available to us as parents and leaders to help our youth navigate through those years. As a Physician, it has become second nature for me to use what I have learned at church to bring to my practice for parents who are dealing with difficult children, or for adolescents and young adults who are bearing the weight of temptation.