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Hi I'm Ashley

I grew up in the bay area of Northern California. I am an advocate for family values. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, a mother of 4 and I love CrossFit! I love the mental focus and drive it takes to continue to set goals and push yourself. Exercise has become such a stress relief for me!!! I am dedicated whole heartedly to providing a loving and safe home where my children can be free to be children. They can escape from pressures at school and the rest of the world at home because here they are reminded who they are as children of a loving Heavenly Father. A major part in providing this for my children is making sure I keep falling in love with my husband throughout our marriage! I hope we can always be united so our children can have an easier time finding their footing in becoming healthy, happy, independent adults.

Why I am a Mormon

Between the ages of 13 and 17 I suffered from depression that at times kept me from participating in normal activities. With a devastating divorce between my parents at the beginning of my Freshman year of high school and little support in the friends I chose I felt lost, alone and despairing. I had been taught as a young child to pray and my mom had spent time in teaching me what was right but with all that was taking place and help from my older sisters I abandoned those teachings. I am fortunate to have reached a point when I was still young to remember the teachings I had received as a child. The stark contrast between darkness and light became overwhelmingly apparent to me. By age,17 after attending a couple different Christian churches unconvinced that I should return to the church of my childhood, I attended a Sacrament meeting on my own. I seemed to recognize that this was the place I would receive peace. I know I felt the spirit here. I knew I was being welcomed by my Savior. I remain a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to this day. While I have occasioned to struggle with bouts of depression I find healing in my testimony and faith in Jesus Christ. I know my prayers are heard and that I am not alone. I am filled with light and understanding. All of my questions regarding the why's and how's of this life have answers that are found within the pages of the Book of Mormon and Bible. My faith in His restored church is my and my families anchor. We will not be moved by the ever changing tides of the world. Truth is eternal.

How I live my faith

I try to consider the love I know Jesus Christ has for everyone I meet in a day and treat them accordingly. Others may be of another faith or do not consider themselves religious in any way but that is all the more reason to extend the compassion that our inviting Heavenly Father has for all of us. I volunteer in my children's classrooms believing that it is important to be involved in our communities that faith continue to have a place there. I currently serve as choir director which has given me an opportunity grow in my music ability. I used to only consider the soprano or alto line but am getting feel for the entire bass staff as well. Music is an important part of our lives as it can motivate and inspire as well as degrade and debase if we're not careful! I also serve as a teacher to women ages 18 and up once a month on Sunday's. This has been a blessing as I am more motivated to study the doctrine I am teaching in greater depth that I may be worthy and able to testify of it's truthfulness.