Hi I'm Ashlie
I'm a wife, mom, beginning dancer, book blogger, marketer and I'm a Mormon.
I do marketing for an OBGYN's office, I have two years of college under my belt and two years to go. I've been married for two years and our first daughter just turned one! I would love to either teach high school or work in some area of book publishing. I think that history is our window, and sometimes our door, to the future. Teaching is a great way to share the world with someone, to help them to see things that they might not otherwise, and to help others realize their divine potentials in this life. We are ALL special. We all have our own gifts. I want to help young people realize their own gifts and talents. I love volleyball, I'm learning to play tennis & I just started taking ballet and tap lessons because it's something I've always wanted to do. Life is about learning!
I became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in December 2008, the day after Christmas. It was meaningful to me that my baptism day be as close to Christmas as possible, the day when we celebrate the Birth of the Savior. Heavenly Father has always watched over me, even when I didn't make the best decisions. Sometimes looking back I am overwhelmed at some of the risks I've blindly taken, and can only be grateful that I was protected. A lot of people don't realize or accept that there can be second chances, but I know I was given one because Heavenly Father loves me. He sent His son to die for me so that my sins could be forgiven. Heavenly Father doesn't want to lose any of His children. That has been His plan since the beginning. I know that Heavenly Father lives and that his literal living son, Jesus Christ, truly did break the bonds of death for all of us. The Savior lived a clean, chaste and virtuous life, yet still suffered at the hands of men for our sins, though He committed none of His own. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."-John 15:13 I am forgiven because He was forsaken by man.
I love going to church with my husband on Sundays. I have had a variety of callings, from teaching children in Primary to Gospel Doctrine teacher, and they haven't all been easy. However, they all have been rewarding. Serving in His Gospel has enormous benefits. You are able to truly act as the Lord's hands on Earth and help make someone else's day, week, month or even year a bit better because you were given an opportunity to get to know them and love them. I love spending time with the sisters at church. They really love me and take the time to understand the challenges I am going through. Being able to be a Visiting Teacher and visit with a few sisters is always great because it doesn't always have to seem so official; it can be casual and fun, yet there is always a message of peace and the Gospel behind each visit. I feel the Savior's love even stronger when I am helping other people.