The Well Magazine Spring 2013 - Page 25

“A lady knows her worth,” White tells the young women assembled for the third annual Precious Rubies conference. “A lady demands respect.” White, a licensed hairstylist, has seen too many young ladies who don’t know their worth and suffer from low self-esteem. She can relate because she once suffered from the same condition. “My low self-esteem started when I was younger and comparing myself to my sister and brother,” White said. They had almond-shaped eyes. Her eyes were round. They were a lighter complexion. She was darker. When she became a teenager, a guy told her that she had puppy dog, sad, droopy eyes. Growing up, people teased her about being skinny. She started hiding behind her glasses to hide her eyes. She bought a size 8 although she was just a size 2 so people would think she was bigger. Because she didn’t know her worth, she accepted anything from her boyfriend and tried to become what her boyfriend wanted. “Anything he said or did I took because of my low-self esteem, because I didn’t know my worth,” she said. Her mother noticed her downward spiral and tried to talk to her and prayed for her. One day, her mother said, “Anjanette you need to pray.” “She looked at me very intensely. When she said that to me it was like my spirit understood,” White said. Because her mother, who passed away in 2000, introduced her to God at a young age, White went back to God and asked him to heal her. He healed her from the inside out. She found that she was precious and beautiful in His eyes. As she began to heal, God began to speak to her about others and she heard God saying, “Now wh аєtq$Ёɱ́ѥѡ͕ٕ̰ɥɕͥɽٽѥٕ䁅$Ѽ܁ݡЁ݅́хиЁɕ̰ѕ́ɕ́ɔхЁѡ̸ ЁݡéՅ䁑ͽѡݥѠѡQЁ݅́䁍ՔѼͅ䁑eЁхЁѡЁѡt]єȁЁAɕ́IՉ́ѥЁɅ䁥ԸQɕ͔݅́qAхѕѼЁɅɅ䁙ȁt]єͅM܁݅͡ѕѼɔЁ͡eЁ܁ݡɔѼхЁչѥ͡ɕٕѡЁ͍ͥ́]єݡɕͥ́ЁɽIЁ5ɥ́ ͼݽɭ́Ѡ()ȁЁȁɍݕЁѼ͍ɹѥєѥɕɕ͡Ёѡ)͕ ͥ́MɕЁAɬ%ḾѼAɕ́IՉ́䁽ɝ镐ѡչѥܸ%ā͡ѡЁAɕ́IՉ́ ɕɽѼɱ́ɽѡ́āѼѕѡɕٕ啅ȸٕ啅ȁ]є́ɕЁѽ̰̰͕̰ɥ́ѥ٥ѥ̸Qɕ́ɔɕ]є́ȁЁѡ͕́ȁAɕ́IՉ́ЁȁݸаݥѠѡЁ䁅ɥ́ݡٔѕ䰁ѥQɕ͔ɽѡɱ́́ݡЁ́ȁѥمѕ$ѕȁɽɅɥӊé՝Ё'eѥѡЁи$ٕ݅́䁑ɬЁѡѥݡ$ЁѡЁե$݅́Ёѡͅ$ٔݡ܁ѱ$ٔѼѡAɕ́IՉ́ȁѡЄ]є́ѡAɕ́IՉ́ɽɅѼ͍̰ɍ́չ䁽ɝѥ̸ٕ5䰁]є́ɥѡչɥݥѠɽɱ́Ё͍Q͍́٥ѕ]єAɕ́IՉ́Ѽѡ͍Ѽѽȁչ́ݡѡɥͽݽɭȁՑ́ٔݥЁɽѡɽɅ]є́ݥѠɕЁѽ́ɽձ她ɥ́͡Ѽե Ѓq͕ݽѠɕЁ䰁ѡ͔ɔѽѥt]єͅ]єѼɱ́ٔՔ݅э٥̰ͭ́䁝́ѼЁѡЁɽ̸q$ٕȁ݅ЁѼЁЁЁեЁгt]єͅq$݅ЁѼɔѡչхѡлtݡЁ́ѡиMݽѠq%ݔѥѡЁȁչ́ܰѡݽeЁЁ͔гt]єͅq]eЁ܁ȁݽѠQӊéݡ䁵ͅ䁅ѡѼ̸Q䁍ѕ́Ѽѡ͔Ʌѡ͔́ݔeЁ܁ȁ͕ݽѠ́ԁ܁ѕȰԁݥ͔ѕȁѕȻt()ȁɔɵѥȁѼєѼAɕ́IՉ̰ѼܹɕՉ͙չѥɜAɕ́IՉ́ݥЁɽѡ́ͅѡ́Ք5չх́ȁѡɐɕѽ́ѡAɕ́IՉ́չѥ()Mɥ̼Q]5饹((((0