Too Young

by Annie

Her family didn't help...

Her family didn't help...

For a long time I've noticed how skinny my cousin Sara was. Ever since I was about 10 I say she was very skinny. I wanted to be like that. But, with every visit to her family's house, she was thinner. She just got thinner and thinner! When I was twelve My parents told that she had been diagnosed with anorexia, and she had had it for awhile. I realized that I had been idolizing someone that starving her self for her boy friend, for a better image, to be beautiful. Being the little preacher that I was I wanted so much to go up to her tell that she was so beautiful. But my parents wouldn't let me. I had so much I wanted to say to her, but I was too young.

Her family wouldn't hospitalize her, they almost just let her deal with it. Every time we would visit they would like they were monitoring her eating habits, but they weren't. They ate in another while I sat with her, my brother and her sister. I say that she only took a bit of salad, then threw the rest of it away. I wanted to tell her that she can't do this to her body, but I was too young.

It still seems that she hasn't recovered (or even made an effort to). She was consumed in wanting to be beautiful, that she ruined her body and life. She was so beautiful, she just couldn't see it. I just wish I could have gone up to her say, You're one of the prettiest girls I know, You can overcome this, but I was too young.

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Shepherd boy turned king
by: S'ambrosia

"Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity." 1 Timothy 4:12

Honey, you are never too young to speak words of truth to someone. Jesus was twelve when he blasted the men in the temple with the knowledge that God had given him! David was only a teenager when he killed Goliath! God will use whomever is willing to be used, so don't worry about being old enough, God's got your back chica;0)

Prayers
by: Prayer

she's in my prayers. every day i will pray. remind her that she is beautiful. remind her verses that have to do with true beauty. and if she keeps it up, she might not have a boy friend. if the guy's right for her he won't care about her looks. he'll look on the inside.

-prayer

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