The Rose began life as a very special child, born in crisis, taken forcibly by c-section in the eighth month of pregnancy. Less than two hours after her birth, her grandmother reported, “The baby is humming!” Indeed, she was carrying a tune, and we knew that she would be all right. The Rose began making up her own songs as early as two years old. Each night I sang to her and watched her talents grow. By nine years old, she announced that I would no longer be required to sing her to sleep. She boastfully added, “I can sing those songs better than you can, Mommy!” In deed, she was right! By an early age, her voice had grown into a mature instrument. She often performed solos in school, in church and with the girl’s choir. She was a happy child with an “A” average and so full of life. Then without warning, the Rose became silent. Read more...
Today Ashley live in the Valley of the Sun, Waddell, Arizona. Waddell is a quaint suburb at the base of the White Tanks Mountain. There she enjoys spending time with her children and watching them grow. This year, as her youngest entered Kindergarten, she returned to college to complete her degree. She is currently attending the venerable Grand Canyon University and pursuing a degree in Sports Management. She is an A student with a quest for knowledge. Ashley Rose hopes to graduate with her BA in 2014.
Ashley shares the dreams of many young women her age. She has high hopes for her children. She prepares daily for a promising career which will afford her the opportunity to own her own home. Sometimes, she even dreams of getting married and living the American dream. Then, there are those secret moments when she yearns to be a performer. With a big voice and lots of personality, she knows how to take the stage and wow the audience. To see her sing and dance is to see poetry in motion. She is a star waiting for her opportunity to shine in the sky. On February 2, 2013, she dares to take action to achieve her private dream of being the next VOICE. We ask that you keep her in your prayers and be prepared to support her quest to live the dream!
Ashley Rose is reaching out to teens and parents to highlight an issue that is facing 1 out of 5 high school teens, dating violence. It is not their fault! Today, teens are often taught more about the finer qualities of selecting shoes than they are on selecting partners. Without education, dating violence and domestic violence is rapidly becoming a reality for far too many teens. According to the National Resource Center of Domestic Violence, in the year 2011, 60% of all teens have experienced some type of abuse. Ashley is a part of a new grass-root movement. It is a CODE BLUE call for help, which implies all hands on deck. A call for a must-have conversation about dating rules today. Learn more... about Like Shopping for Shoes at www.ls4s.com.