January 16, 2008

Hair today gone today!

Well, today was the day!

Let me start at the beginning.

Two years ago, the question was presented to our lovely kiddos. "How can you be a blessing to others and possible have an impact in their life"

My boys in there typical "git-r-done fashion" said, "we can help the neighbors with yard work, garbage and all sorts of man stuff." Don't get me wrong THIS IS GOOD. And there is a need for these types of blessings to others.

When I looked at my daughter she seemed deep in thought. I asked her, "so what do you think"? Her response was, "I would like to grow my hair for Locks Of Love. This sounded simple enough. Right?

However, the whole grooming thing -- brushing, braiding, washing, and keeping your hair up and out of your face thing is certainly not on my daughters list of strengths. Not to mention her hair as beautiful as it is, grows painfully slow.

This is what struck me and why I stand in awe of her.

She was willing to put up with all of that trouble and irritation for what has been two years now, in order to be blessing to someone.

Clearly her gift is patience.


Jenny said...

Wow. That is amazing. What a special girl!

Halfmoon Girl said...

I love hearing about children with soft hearts like that. Please tell her that she looks beautiful with her new cut!

Praise and Coffee said...

She looks adorable and what a great kid for doing that!


Amelia Antwiler said...

Beautiful! Inside and out!!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful act of kindness! I know you are proud of her. Her new cut looks great as well!

Annie said...

How cool is that!!!!!

Becky said...

I say the same. HOW COOL IS THAT?! What a TRUE blessing!!! And her new hair cut looks adorable!!!

Monkey Giggles said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments.

JeaneBee said...

My 12 year old granddaughter had her hair cut to a short bob so that she could donate the 15" locks to Locks of Love.

I'm so proud of her.

Jeanie Bee

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

Awww, what a good girl!! I have donated my hair to LOL 3 times and it feels so good. It's such a great organization.

Melissa in Mel's World said...

Awe, how cute is she!!! I love her new "do"...tell her it totally rocks!

What a good kid ya got there friend!


Anonymous said...

Oh, that is super sweet. Obvioisly someone has set agreat example in life for her. She looks super cute- bobs are in!!

Love said...

isn't it such an amazing gift to discover the gifts our children have been given as they grow? what a special reward of parenting that i never thought of prior to being one.

she is beautiful. =)