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Ashro Woman: Renae W.

Meet Ashro Woman of the Week, Renea W. from Garfield Heights, OH

Renae has always had an appreciation for fashion and style—something her mother modeled to her growing up. 

“My mom was one of the best dressed women I’ve ever known.” 

In fact, Renae loved her mom’s taste so much, she used to sneak into her closet and wear her clothes to school! Renae is now a grandmother and retired daycare owner, so she knows all about children and their hijinks.

She has spent many years caring for babies and young ones between the ages of 3 months and 4 years old (not to mention raising her own children). Renae lives out the belief that children are a gift from God and that we should “do all we can with this gift.”

As a self-described Ashro Woman, Renae sees the Ashro Woman as “proud of her heritage, hardworking…self sacrificing and strong with a love of God and family—as well as a love of self and her fellow man.” BEAUTIFUL.

 


Name
Renae W.
Which city do you live?
Garfield Hts
Which state do you live?
OH
How would you describe the Ashro woman? How do you embody her?
Whom,I would say she is proud of her heritage, hardworking, a mother, self sacrificing and strong with a love of God and family as well as a love of self and her fellow man, that’s how I consider myself.
What do you do for a living? What do you like most about it? What don’t you like?
I am now retired, I use to operate my own business which was childcare, I’ve had the pleasure of influencing so many young lives from 3 months to the age of 4 while preparing them for preschool
How do you spend your free time?
When I am not engaged in my ministry I spend time with my children and grandchildren as well as friends and family.
What small thing makes you happy?
Sitting in my back yard listening to the birds and insects enjoying all the beautiful flowers l planted, a nice long drive with my sister’s enjoying the scenery, reading a book or watching the food network learning to prepare a new dish. ☺
What is your best dish? Who do you make it for—and where do you typically serve it?
I have a few, macaroni & cheese, lasagna and my barbecue ribs, I cook these for my kids, family and friends and I serve them at dinner and gathering as well as cook outs.
What has been your greatest struggle…and your greatest (or latest) triumph?
Dealing with the many illnesses I have, I am 61 but at times I feel like I am 80 or older, I won’t name them all but it’s a struggle at times , I even feel a little depressed and sometimes anxious but I reflect on Gods word and pray for his spirit, which he provides and I am able to continue. And when I think about Job or Joseph I realize I am really doing just find.
Who influenced you the most in your life. Why? And in what way?
My mother, she did her best in raising 6 children, mosty by herself and instilling in us good morals and the love of God, and to put him frist in our lives
Do you volunteer or do charity work? Tell us about it!
Yes, I volunteer my time everyday, when I wake up and engage in my ministry, by writing letters of comfort and hope about the kingdom of God and and what he has in store for mankind, that this isn’t what he planned, to draw close to him by means of his word the Bible and thru prayer since COVID I can’t go from house to house so I write letters, and this volunteer work is being done all around the world..
Are you in a sorority? Or is anyone in your family in a sorority? If so, which one and what does it mean to you?
No
What do you love about fashion and style?
I have always had a sense of fashion and my own style, I love to dress and look great at work, at the Kingdom Hall and in my ministry.
Has anyone in particular influenced your style?
My mom was one of the best dressed woman I’ve ever known, used to sneak into my mom’s closet and wear her clothes to school
What occasions/events do you dress up for? (for example-do you often dress up for church, cultural events, charity events, going out, etc.) And how often do you typically get dressed up?
Now, sinceI have retired and no longer work, and COVID-19, I am not dressing up, but I am looking forward to dressing up again for all the things mentioned.
How has your style evolved over time?
I used to like wearing slacks but now I mostly prefer to wear dresses
Do you wear hats? How often and what type of hat? Do you wear them to church? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a hat with us!
Yes, something I just started to do in 2019, but again since COVID struck I haven’t been able to do so.
Do you wear headwraps? How often? Where did you learn how to tie it? Share a pic of you in a headwrap with us!
I don’t but I’ve been wanting to, you have some beautiful head wraps but I don’t think I can wrap them correctly.
Do you wear wigs? How often and what length or style? If so, be sure to share a pic of you in a wig with us!
Yes, I love to wear them I love versatility, I love to change the color and style of my hair and I can do this with my wigs.
Are you a woman of faith? How does that faith affect your life? Please tell us more.
Yes I am, I am one of Jehovahs Witnesses, and my faith is my life, helping any and everyone I meet to come into an accurate knowledge of God.
Do you attend church? What church do you go to and what do you love most about it?
No, I attend a Kingdom Hall, there known as Kingdom Halls of Jehovahs Witnesses all over the world and I love the fact which ever Hall I attend in which ever city or state I am in the love we have among ourselves, they love you even though they don’t know you, which is a sign of true Christians.
How are you passing along your faith traditions onto your children/grandchildren?
By teaching them what the Bible says, or what God says by means of the Bible in order to serve him well and gain ever lasting life on a paradise earth, free of all the injustices and suffering that we experience now, of his promise found at Revelation 21:3,4.
Are you a First Lady or a Pastor?
No
If yes, tell us about it.
They don’t exist in our organization, every woman is on the same level no one is deemed higher in a position than the other.
Your best advice?
My best advise for myself and everyone else is found at Matthew 6:31-33, never be anxious for anything, but to keep seeking the Kingdom first and all these other things will be added for God knows what you need
What lessons has motherhood (or being a grandmother) taught you?
That children are a gift from God and to do all we can with this gift bringing them up with discipline and LOVE, ♥ teaching them about their creator who is a God of love.
Are you an Ashro Credit customer? If so, how has our credit helped you?
Yes, it has helped me to purchase items I wanted when I didn’t have the means to, but it also got me into trouble sometimes shopping when I shouldn’t have been, LOL. ☺
Do you have a memory to share of when you first heard about Ashro or when you received your first catalog?
When I received my first catalog from you I was elated I saw so many things that I loved, I spent so much money buying items that I loved, but now thatI am on a fixed income I have to limit myself and buy things only on special occasions or events.

Thanks for inspiring us, Renae!

If you’d like a chance to be a future Ashro Woman of the Week, share your story with us—then watch your weekly Ashro emails to see if you’re featured next! Already filled out our questionnaire? Then you’re all set (you may see yourself featured in next week’s email)! Make sure to tell your friends and family to sign up for emails. We can’t wait to see you!


 

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