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Hi I'm Ashley

I love learning. I love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My dad says I was born with a furrowed brow because I was such a thoughtful, quiet baby. I always had a big imagination. As a little girl, I liked to play Batman with the other girls on the street, as long as I got to be Batman. I graduated from high school in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I did my undergraduate and Masters degrees at an Ivy League school, and then got a law degree also. I met my wonderful husband during law school and we got married when I was 25. We now have a wonderful son who is one year old, and I currently stay at home taking care of him. My son was born with some serious health problems (he's doing much better now), so in the last year I have learned a lot about being a special needs mom. I love universities, learning, and teaching, and I hope to be a university professor someday.

Why I am a Mormon

It is because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ that I have peace and joy in my life. The standards of the Gospel, such as chastity and the Word of Wisdom and the counsel to avoid pornography, have kept me free of life's most troubling pitfalls. Furthermore, the Gospel teaches me how to have a happy, loving relationship with my husband and how to be a good parent. I believe that these principles come from God.

How I live my faith

My faith influences most aspects of my life, but I'd like to write about being a "visiting teacher." Our church does not have professional clergy that is paid to take care of us, so we are all responsible to take care of each other. One way that this happens is through "visiting teaching," where pairs of women are assigned other women to visit each month, assess needs, and provide help and support as needed (there is a similar program for men). One time in college when I was having a really terrible day, my visiting teacher showed up at my door. She said she had felt strongly that she needed to come visit me right then and there. I was so grateful that she was there to help me through that hard time, and grateful to Heavenly Father for working through her. Sometimes it seems hard to find time in the month to visit the women I've been assigned to, but when I do I always come away remembering how much I love the visiting teaching program. Caring for one another is the most Christlike thing we can do.