Monday, April 2, 2007

Locks of Love

Well after growing my hair out for over 9 months it's over long enough to cut for Locks of Love. Although Jordyn never had a wig or obviously desired or even wanted one we met a lot of kids (especially girls) who did have wigs. This is something I think every woman should do at least once.

For those who know me, you know that I normally get my hair cut after a few months because it starts annoying me, but well I have to get past myself. A little girl, teenager, etc would LOVE to be annoyed by hair, but going through chemo and/or radiation they don't get that choice. Some choose to shave it all off so they don't go through watching it fall out.

I'm calling tomorrow to make an apt to get my hair cut. I'll be cutting off 10 inches. I'm going in with it curly (natural state of my hair) and will take a before and after picture! Not sure what day I'll get it cut on, prob. either Friday or Saturday since Chad has a 4 day and will be home to be with the boys.

If you're wondering how you can donate your hair to Locks of Love it needs to be long enough that you can cut off 10 inches to be donated. Go to www.locksoflove.org and it'll tell you everything you need to know about donating your hair!

Oh....and I was thinking last night our Monday is all nice and calm with nothing extra to do..HA! I have to take Jacob to his German language class (he's learning German!!) that's from 4:30-5:30 and then at 5:30 he has tball practice...Chad's the assistant coach for his team. When his head coach called yesterday I told him Jacob would be a few minutes late. His class is literally right here by us and tball field is on the otherside. It's only a 3 minute drive at most or a 5-10 minute walk. So he shouldn't be too late. He'll go to class in his sweats, I'll have his cleats and glove in the van so we can get as soon as he's done in class!

He's excited to be playing again, I'll take pictures of him!!

Have a great Monday!

9 comments:

dondieroy said...

my sister donated her hair to locks of love..  I would like to do it too.  I am trying to let my hair grow out now..  Hopefully, I can't wait until I get the 10 inches..  It is such a great cause.  have a great day,
Dondie
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crewsfour said...

I think its great that you're donating to locks of love - its such an amazing organization.  Can't wait to see pics of the before and after "do."  Sounds like you're going to have a full afternoon with tball and german - I love that Jacob is learning to speak German - I can say a couple of things, I remember the numbers up to 10 and a song.  Leene

deshelestraci said...

I have a friend who grows her hair out to cut if for Locks of love.  It takes her so long though.  About three years!  I don't have that kind of patience.  It wouldn't take me 3 years though.  More like you, about 9 months or so.
That's great that you have Jacob taking German.  Great to get language in asap.  And t-ball!  Fun!
Traci

pixiedustnme said...

ok, I had NO idea you were growing your hair out - how did i miss that?!  good for you!

xxroxymamaxx said...

That's so nice about the locks of love.  My daughter did that at the beginning of the school year.  Her hair was down to her butt.  It's half way there again! lol  I planted some purple flowers for Jordyn.  Will put pictures in my journal soon as my daughter lets me use her camera again.  stubborness!  I NEED a digital camera.  Maybe mothers day.  I'm really happy to hear that your children get to do normal stuff there like playing ball and are able to spend time with their dad.  So many soldier's miss out on that kind of stuff.  That's awesome! : )  Hope you have a great week and good luck with your haircut! Shelly

jckfrstross said...

have a good week:)


Deb

mikalsgrl said...

What an awesome gift Christy!!

My dd had wanted to do something like that-but she colors her hair and is unable to donate.

There is another group I heard about- Wigs for Kids- one of the girls on the AS board- her 5 yr old donated her hair to that-

scotthlori said...

Good for you!

LORI

springangel235 said...

I've seen locks of love on the Today show, with Ann Curry donating her hair...very nice...hope you have a wonderful week...hugs and love,
Joyce