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Hi I'm Millie

I love to grow things. My favorite thing to grow is flowers. There is always someone who could use some flowers.

About Me

I work on smiles. Patients come to us in their awkward pre-teen crooked teeth, and when we take those braces off, suddenly she's a beautiful, young woman, or he's a good looking heart-breaker with a dashing smile. When I'm not working on smiles, I'm working in our garden. Both of my parents, and all four of my grandparents have green thumbs, and I'm doing my best to carry on the legacy. My grandfather, we all called him "Bampa," was known for his sweet peas. He would grow long walls of colorful blooms that smelled so wonderful every spring. He wasn't just known for being able to grow them so well, but for busheling them into mason jars and giving them away, mostly to the widows in the neighborhood, or whoever needed some kindness. I realized that there is always someone who needs some kindness. If nobody comes to mind right away, I say a little prayer, and sure enough I think of a friend or family member, or even a neighbor I haven't yet gotten to know. I'm a wife, daughter, sister, grand-daughter, a gardener, an orthodontic technition, and I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was given a promise, by a teacher whom I had grown to love and respect. He told me that my prayers will be answered. All I had to do was follow some simple steps. This is the promise that Moroni, a Book of Mormon prophet from about 420 A.D, gives to all readers of the Book of Mormon. He promised that if I would read, and study the book, and ask God in the name of Christ, with a sincere heart and real intent, and faith in Christ, then I would know that it is true by the power of the Holy Ghost. I was about fourteen, and had learned about the Book of Mormon and the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ever since I could remember. Everyone always talked about "knowing" that these things are true, and giving testimonies. I wanted that for myself. So I followed those steps. I prayed, and I asked God for my own answer. I felt such love, comfort and peace, like nothing could ever go wrong, and even if it did, it didn't really matter. I knew that the Book of Mormon is true, it is all true.

How I live my faith

So I try to follow the example of love that Christ set, and show people that I am thinking of them with fresh flowers. I gather birthday lists wherever I can, and vases from the local good will. When I go visiting, sometimes I return with more vases than I left with. My wonderful husband reminds me that people need practical service also, when he sees a need that he can fulfill, he just goes and does it. I also am lucky enough to work with the small children at church, teaching them songs about Jesus, Heavenly Father, The Holy Ghost, and Families. My focus is to show them the love that Christ would show if He were here teaching the children.