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Hi I'm Aisling

I'm a professional illustrator. I'm a mom of 3. I love being unique and I enjoying the adventure of life. I'm a Mormon

About Me

Hardly anyone pronounces my name correctly the first time around. Look at it. "Ash-leen". My name was given to me by my grandmother. It's a Celtic name that means "little dream, or vision from God". I love the meaning behind it. It's unique. Yet, it throws people off. I think it suits my personality perfectly. I am A-typical. I work from home and am a professional illustrator & graphic designer for a publishing company. I received my Bachelors from Arizona State University with a focus on Art (drawing/painting) and K-12 Education. I'm grateful that I can use my knowledge of art and education in my job and in daily life. I love to travel. I have been to 3 continents, 6 countries (U.S., Canada, Mexico, England, Italy, Brazil), and 37 of the 50 US states. Travel is an adventure. I love to observe and experience the many cultures and sights of the world. It is truly a beautiful place. I love the variety that comes with diversity. I love languages and I love to learn. Particularly, I study Portuguese and Spanish. I love my family. I'm grateful for wonderful examples I can learn from by studying family history and getting to know my ancestors. I'm grateful for the constant support and friendship that my siblings, parents and in-laws give to me. I am eternally grateful to have been blessed with the opportunity to have children and be a mother. Nothing is more important to me - and gives me more joy - than in being a good wife and mother.

Why I am a Mormon

The Church keeps me grounded. It helps me to recognize how I can live the most happy and fulfilling life possible. Any of life's questions, I know that I can find the answers through scripture, prayer, and counsel that has come from leaders in our church. I love the church organization and the sense of community and belonging it gives to me. I know that wherever I go in the world, I can visit a Mormon church building on Sunday, and feel like I am home. I am grateful for the local church organization, and that I can be part of a church group where I live. I am able to meet many people from all walks of life who share the same morals and standards that I wish to live. I am able to meet many new friends and seek out opportunities to help and serve all of my local church members. The Church is family oriented. Our leaders have recognized the family to be an important and sacred unit. I am grateful for the teachings of the church, and it's emphasis on creating a strong and happy family. The world is a wild place, but I find comfort in knowing that the church is a way to strengthen my family. Most importantly, my religion helps me to know my Savior. I know that he is my greatest advocate, and that he loves me. He has passed through it all, passed under it all so we can rise above it. He suffered for us, so we can always have a faithful friend who knows how we feel. I know that our Father in Heaven designed the universe and everything in it to fulfill His great and glorious plan. From the vastness of space to the microscopic world of an atom, He made it all...for us. He loves us and wants us all to be happy. And, he wants us to be able to be with our loved ones forever. He wants us to be with him again someday. My faith and religion guide me through life. I'm a Mormon because being so helps me to become who I want to be. It helps me to find joy in life. It helps me to live miracles.

How I live my faith

Living faith must be a day-to-day thing. Just as you need to nourish your body daily, you must nourish yourself spiritually by daily strengthening your faith. I try to live my faith by looking for opportunities to serve others. I believe that we should seek to love others just as our Savior and our Heavenly Father love us. If everyone does all they can to help and build their fellow human-beings up, the world will always be a good place. I recognize that all my time, talents, and goods are given to me by the Lord. He blesses me with these things in abundance so I may use them to serve, help, and love others. I serve as a visiting teacher. The visiting teaching program was established to help strengthen the women of the ward and their home & families. All women can be a great support and help to each other. We are partnered up into pairs, and each pair (know as visiting teachers) is assigned other women from the ward to visit. I build friendships through visiting teaching. During visits, we talk about our life experiences, try to strengthen each other spiritually, offer advice and support, or look for ways to serve each other. I know that I can call up the women I have met through visiting teaching if there is an emergency. I can trust them to watch my children if needed. Everyone is always there to help, no matter what. The visiting teaching organization is wonderful & is something I'm very fortunate to participate in. I am grateful for my activity as a visiting teacher.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

The Word of Wisdom is a guide to healthy living. The church advocates that we try to keep strong & healthy bodies and minds. Not only does the Word of Wisdom discourage the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, coffee/tea, and (illegal) drugs, but also encourages us to maintain health through a good, balanced diet and proper exercise. The word of wisdom has helped me to stay healthy and avoid many habit forming or addictive substances. In high school and college, I saw many people act irresponsibly, and/or develop degrading drug and alcohol habits. I'm grateful that it was never an issue for me. I don't feel as though I am giving up anything. I still enjoy social events, eating out, hanging out with friends, etc. Today, we can see that many of the things listed in the Word of Wisdom are also recognized by health administrations and as well. I am confident that following the Word of Wisdom can only benefit me. Show more Show less