I am so proud of my little girl I had to share it with you. I know that she isn’t the only girl, or boy in that matter, to do this… but the idea was entirely hers and hers alone.
My little Tinker Bell has heard people complimenting her beautiful hair all of her life. She really does have beautiful, healthy, shiny, naturally highlighted hair. I have no idea where she gets it from because my hair is a light brown, curly and dull looking. My husbands hair is a dirty blonde, but also curly.
Tinker Bell loves her hair, she is always trying to find new ways to style it, and fix it up. She allows her older sister, to curl it, place it in a bun, clip beautiful bows in it and braid it. A few months ago we found out a lady we attend church with has cancer. This lady has always given everything she has to the children of the church. She makes sure to give a gift for each and every birthday and Christmas… I am pretty sure she does without herself a lot of times just to make sure they have something to open with her name on it for their special days. After this beautiful soul began to receive radiation treatments she lost all of her hair.
At this time, Tinker Bells hair was about mid back length and everyone was asking her if she was ready to cut it to prepare for the up-coming summer months. She would simply say “no” politely with a smile, and turn on her heals and run to play.
So for the last few months she has let her hair grow longer, and longer.. Until it reached her back-side… and I told her that she had way more than the six inches required to donate to Locks of Love. With me telling her she had enough, she was ready to donate!
So last week I made her an appointment… this Saturday we woke up early, washed her hair and spent a good 20 minutes brushing it smooth, then headed to the beauty salon to get her first hair cut in 2 years!
I kept waiting for her to be nervous, but that never came. I think it was almost a relief for her to imagine not having to worry about conditioning and brushing her hair all the time.