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Hi I'm Jean.

I am a mom, a grandma, a nurse. I work in healthcare informatics and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have two wonderful children, a great son-in-law, and four adorable grandchildren, three living. I enjoy travel, drag racing--both driving and watching. I have worked for the same healthcare organization since I was in high school. I have a great extended family and we work hard to preserve family traditions that are fun and give our children and now grandchildren a sense of belonging and something to look forward to each year. After working as a bedside nurse for 20 years, I went back to college when I sent my oldest daughter away to BYU and obtained a bachelo's degree and a few masters degree. I found I was a much better learner than when I went away to school at age 17.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family where my father had been a Mormon his whole life, and my mother joined the church as a teenager. We had family home evening, scripture study, and attended church weekly as a family. When I was ten years old, I had a great Sunday school teacher who invited us to gain our own testimony of the gospel. I went home that day and got on my ten-year-old knees and prayed to know the Church was true for myself. That day the Holy Ghost bore witness to me that this was indeed Christ's true Church. This gave me piece, and a desire to live the gospel. As I grew and had more life experiences, I leaned heavily upon that testimony. I continued to read the scriptures, pray, and build upon that foundation. As as adult I have been blessed to feel the love of my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. When I have been physically alone, I have felt the loving arms of my Savior around me, carrying me through trials. I have had the Holy Ghost bear witness to me that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that Joseph Smith was called of God to restore the gospel to the earth after centuries of darkness. I know that Jesus Christ died for my sins and my pains, and was resurrected. I know He lives. I know Thomas S. Monson is a living prophet today who receives revelation for our day. I do not know how I would make it through the trials and heart aches of this life without the knowledge that I am a spiritual child of God, and that this life is a time to prepare for the eternities. I know lived with God before I came to this earth, and that if I live as I should, I can live with Him again. At times, when trials and tribulations seem too heavy to bear, I go to the scriptures, and Matthew chapter 11 verse 28 gives me peace and the strength to carry on.

How I live my faith

I am active in the women's society of my church. I play the piano for the Sunday women's service. I am glad my mother made me take piano lessons so I am able to play the piano and organ for Church. I go each month with another woman in the ward, and we have three ladies we visit each month. I have two women who visit me as well. This helps us to watch over each other and serve each other. We take meals into the family when someone is ill or has surgery or a baby. We watch over each other's children. The women's society meets to socialize as well as do service activities. We put together hygiene kits, tie quilts, learn emergency preparedness, and other ways to be self reliant. I abstain from tobacco, alcohol and drugs, and try to live a healthy lifestyle.