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Hi I'm Shawn Miller

I'm a Mormon. I am a product of many strong women in my life - grandmother, mother, sister, and wife.

About Me

My wife and I are the parents of five sons. There names are Ryan, Clark, Seth, Cade, and Zane. Our greatest happiness comes from our experiences with each other and our sons. Our family makes life worth living and gives us hope for the future. We are trying our best, although often not successful, to be a good example to them and exhibit for them the legacy left to us from our parents and grandparents. Our goal for them is to know that they are children of a Heavenly Father and that their actions, thoughts, and words can make this world a better place.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because my Grandmother had the courage as an 18 year old girl to listen to two Mormon missionaries in Australia. She joined the Church and was disowned by her family. Having a personal testimony of her Savior and the truthfulness of the restoration of the gospel sustained her through many trials in her life - serving a mission leaving an unfaithful husband, putting her three daughters, including my Mother, in an orphanage for one year while she earned money, emigrating to the United States and supporting her children as a single Mother. One of my cherished possessions is a Temple recommend that she received during the last months of her life, signed by my Father, who was her Bishop. This sense of spiritual independence passed to my Mother who taught our family to do the right thing for the right reason at the right time. My Mother is a loving wife, but has always had an independent streak. She earned her Masters Degree and ran an institution that helped counsel pregnant, unwed mothers. My Mother's love for these young women spilled into our home life and many days there would be a telephone call from another young woman needing my Mother's help. Although I have struggled to live up to the standard set by these valiant women, I have been further assisted by a sister who is literally a friend to all. She has taken the best characteristics of Grandmother and Mother and is the listening ear, loving arm, invitation to dinner, open wallet to a wide network of those who need that love. Finally, and most importantly, I married well and my beautiful wife, who also comes from a line of strong and independent women, helps guide and direct me and our five sons. I have been blessed by the wonderful power of women. Seeing these women in my life, it is not a surprise that the most valiant disciples around the Savior were women.

How I live my faith

I am quickly realizing that life is moving fast. I realize that as a Mormon people watch to see how you act both in public and in small gatherings. Because of the example of my Grandmother, I am moved by people who are independent, who act and do and say what they know is right, regardless of the setting. I admire that spirit of independence and my goal is to be that person. My goal with my wife is that our sons are those type of men. We are blessed to live on the earth at this time with all of the wonderful things that life has to offer. I am grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ and for the direction and peace that it provides our family. I am grateful to pray and to feel answers to prayer. I am grateful for our Savior and to be able to be forgiven of my many mistakes because of the power of His Atonement. I am grateful for my membership in the Church.