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Hi I'm Jeanette Brook

I grew up on the shore of Liberty Bay of the Puget Sound. I help my husband run a low cost Medical Clinic. I am a Mormon

About Me

I love sailing and growing my butterfly garden. Butterfly and sailboats don't travel in a straight line. They are rather unpredictable, like me. I have been successful in the business world, but all I really wanted to be was a Mom. I was bless with a daughter before having a cancer that prevented birthing more children. Some of my children were adopted at an older age. My husband and I were converted to the gospel and joined the Church of Jesus of Latter Day Saints shortly before bringing our two sons in to our lives. We could not have survived a month of their "acting out" behavior without the Lord giving us constant comfort and guidance. Now all my children are grown and I find I love being a grandma too. Helping the Lord raise children is fun and satisfying and the most important of jobs. In 2004 my husband opened a low cost, direct pay medical clinic, which I help him run. It is very gratifying to be able to help people, who otherwise would not seek medical help, to get affordable medical care. I am dyslexic and hard of hearing. I have been blind, but through surgery can see again. All my trials having made me a better person. And because of the Lord I have joy in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always believed in God; as a child I was the only member in my household to do so. The miracle of the winds and seas, of the trees and the grasses and of the physical joy of road dust softly squirting up between my bare toes as I walked on warm earth, the thrill of swinging high on a rope swing and the miracle of balance that is the earth and the moon and the sun. These things spiritually speak of Gods love for us. God is in the details. At seventeen when I first heard of the gospel of Jesus Christ as shared by the Mormon missionaries I already knew that my loving Heavenly Father wouldn't condemn children that died in their infancy or youth to hell and I knew that there wasn't only a thin dividing line that cast all people that didn't know of God or lived mostly righteous lives to eternal damnation and everyone else to eternal rapture. The Mormon church was the first church that I knew of that recognized God's loving nature. But just because a church believes what I believe doesn't make it true. I mean what would happen when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints didn't agree with the gospel according to Jeanette. I wanted it to be true, but I didn't want to know it was true because I would have to change a great deal of inner teachings I learned from my parents. I did join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that time. But not wholeheartedly. I did believe that I would grow closer to Heavenly Father by attending their meetings. Without a testimony I eventually became inactive. (stopped attending church meetings) 25 years later when my husband was attending Medical school he heard the gospel. All that he was learning about the human body, told him that mankind was created, not accidentally spawned. As he studied the gospel and prayed earnestly for an answer from God, the spirit was working within me, with great joy the Holy Ghost confirmed the truth, that this church is the Lords church and offers the fullness of the gospel truths.

How I live my faith

Because reading is difficult I listen to my scriptures on my Ipod. I love that I am able to be spiritually fed all day long as I do my chores. I listen to audiobooks for entertainment, but I stop listening and delete the book if that book takes the Lords name in vain and/or treat sinful living as a normal way of life. There are many modern books I won't listen to, but there are wholesome book available. I am less contentious in my thoughts because I shun inappropriate entertainment. We watch movies on DVD or VHS, on our television but nothing else. The images in many commercials are embarrassing. Our abused sons reactions to commercials is what called to our attention the sexual images on the TV screen. I am blessed to teach Sunday School to children. Todays youth are amazingly valiant in nature. Together we help each other draw closer to the Lord.