Mom. Author. Traveler. Adventurer.
Doing life my way as a military widow.
At 6 months pregnant with my third child, I received a phone call that would forever change the path of my life and that of my children. My husband, a naval officer, died in a tragic scuba diving accident, leaving me heartbroken, pregnant and alone with my kids on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Summoning every ounce of grit, stubbornness and sheer determination within, I've figured out how to move through the greatest adversity and from it, turn this tragedy into a triumph. This is my journey in finding the strength and courage to rebuild our lives.
At 34 years old I had already lived through more heartache and adversity than most experience in a lifetime. For now, I am doing the only thing I know how to do which is to write, to share my story of love, passion and loss, and to put on a brave face while I attempt to move forward, honoring my husband's legacy of 'No Bucket Lists!' If you want to do something, do it now. Live a life you will remember.
"Ashley's unique perspective of persistence and determination will motivate and empower your team, group or school by using her own real life examples of overcoming extreme adversity."
About The Movie:
Three children, three adults, eight countries and two months. After losing my husband in a tragic scuba diving accident in May 2018, my three children and I embarked on a journey to find healing and create new memories together as a family. We've had many ups and downs along the way, a lot of laughter and even more tears, but this trip to Europe was a pivotal time for us, proving to each other that we, as a family of four - with the help and support of incredible friends - are in this together and will make it. This is our story.
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