Locks of Love. It was short! Shorter then I had been since elementary school. But I was determined to donate, so I told the gal to snip it. And in one fail swoop- she snipped my hair off into one huge pony tail. I looked at it and knew there was no going back. LOL- That was a lot of hair.
I didn't take a picture of the pony tail I was a little embarrassed to ask if I could take a picture before we donated it. And they were a location that would send the hair in for me. So I just let them have it and watched it next to the mirror my whole hair cut feeling pretty proud with my decision to donate.
That was just the beginning of my story. Beans was shocked when she saw me after my hair cut. She, along with my husband and two boys, marveled and flattered me with how beautiful I looked, but she was in a little shock. She asked, "Why so much." about the amount of hair cut off and I proudly told her about Locks of Love and what my hair would be used for. And I figured that was the end of this little tale.
However, without going into all the detail I found out that night that one of my very best friends has his three year old daughter in the hospital. They found a tumor on her kidney that had to be removed. It was cancerous. She is still in the hospital and she will be having radiation therapy. I've cried like crazy for my friend and his family. I've prayed harder then I have in a long time for anyone. My kids have seen me hurt for my friend.
Today on the way to my son's doctors appointment Beans put two and two together.
Beans: "Mom... when you had your hair cut, you cut it to help little girls that loose there hair."
Beans: "Why would a little girl loose all her hair?"
Me: "Well-- Its like Mommy friend that I told you was in the hospital. She may loose all her hair because of what they need to do to get the cancer out of her body."
There was a long pause at this point and I wondered what she was thinking, but I didn't ask.
Beans: "If your friends little girl needs some hair because she looses all of hers I'd like to give her some of mine."
Well--- I cried. Never in my life have I been so grateful that my kids understood sacrifice. I told her that her hair may not be long enough, but that if our friend needed hair because she looses all of hers because of the cancer in her body that we would make sure she got hair. Beans said she still wanted to donate hers once it is long enough to donate. So I am happy to add Beans name to our list of people who have decided to donate.