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Hi I'm Ashley

I'm a California girl. I'm a college graduate. I'm a hopeful soon-to-be mother. I'm a wife to a medical student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Although I may not be living in CA again anytime soon, I'm a Cali girl at heart. I love the beach. I love Disneyland. I love, love, LOVE the weather of California. I'm a recent college graduate. I graduated with a major in English. I have a greatly reading and writing. I have a passion to create. I've been teaching myself how to sew. Crafts are perhaps my favorite free time activity. I find the institution of education is a miracle. My lifelong dream was to be a teacher. I love to see things "click" in the children. I have been blessed beyond words to marry my best friend and the most amazing man I know. We are a young married medical student couple with hopes of starting our family soon. We know and have experienced the struggles of beginning a family due to possible infertility issues but we have faith that our time to be parents will come. We love our families and recognize the abundance of blessings in our lives.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a young teenager I came to a point in my life that I could no longer survive on what others told me about the church. My testimony of the gospel had been handed to me on a silver platter by my faithful parents, my spiritual seminary teachers and young women leaders, and by my big brother who set a great example for me. But, I needed to know for myself. I needed my Heavenly Father to use the Holy Ghost to whisper, in whatever way possible, to my heart that these ideals are true and that it's what I wanted to live for the rest of my life. I felt the pressure of the adversary stronger than I ever thought was possible as I was trying to discover my own personal testimony. But it came. My experience is definitely very sacred and personal, but it came. I can remember the goosebumps that covered my body, the lump that I felt in my throat, the tears that filled my eyes, and the burning I felt in my heart. THIS was it. This was MY testimony. Joseph Smith was a man called of God. He suffered many trials so that I could have the Book of Mormon sitting on my nightstand ready to be read whenever I please. He suffered because he knew it was true. I know it's true. The messages contained in the Book of Mormon of obedience, faith, the importance of prayer, and many, many more are fundamentally good principles. How could someone say that these principles are anything but the way to a happy life? I'm a Mormon because I believe that God not only hears, but answers my prayers. I'm a Mormon because I believe that God has a living prophet on the earth today. I'm a Mormon because I want to live with my family for eternity. The gospel of Jesus Christ is my happiness. It uplifts me when nothing or no one else can. It is my light. It is my hope. It is who I am. It is, literally, my everything. I'm a Mormon because I believe that Jesus Christ's gospel is not only present on our earth today, but thriving, and I want nothing more than to be a part of it and to represent my Savior.

How I live my faith

There are many different ways to live the gospel of Jesus Christ. I would have to say one of the main ways I live my faith is by serving others. Christ devoted most of His time here on earth to teaching and giving charity. Although I'm not always around lots of people, my service is in the little things I do. Whether it's ironing my husband's clothes for work, taking the shopping cart to the designated area once I've used it, helping our elderly neighbor carry in her groceries, buckling in one of my cousins three rascals, babysitting for free with a few minutes notice, or sending my grandma a 'thinking of you' card. It doesn't matter what I do to brighten someone's day, big or little, the feeling afterwards is always the same. Another way I live my faith is by heeding closely to all of the commandments and council we are given. I dress modestly, I use clean language, I do not put any harmful thing into my body. I try my hardest to live my life as though my Savior was standing next to me at all times. I want my life to reflect my faith.