One must face this head on, I determined to myself,
as I lay on my pillow in a pool of hair this morning.
Today is the day, we decided, to shop for scarves,
as soon after... my daughter, Nicole,
will shave my remaining thin locks.
Enough of this clump here and clump there...
hair all over the pillows and everywhere,
I'm taking it off all at once and just be done with it!
My granddaughters, Tori and Ciara, came with us to lend their support...
my sister, Sandy, also.
We hit the 'mother lode' at Sharon's store in town....
plenty of beautiful scarves.
Joe didn't go, but lent his head for the picture...is there anything
this man will not put up with?
"What lies behind us,
And what lies before us,
Are tiny matters compared
To what lies within us."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
When one's head is shaved, you would think there would be
alot more hair on the ground than this pitiful display.
Hey, that wasn't so bad! Not a single shed tear...
what did I so boldly say before...it's just hair?
I've lost my 'covering' of glorious hair, Biblically speaking...
(not that I could ever claim my thin hair as 'glorious')
but... it's temporary...it'll grow back...
and maybe it'll be thick and even curly...hmmmm
My husband is my head covering...plus some new scarves :)
My support group sporting the new scarves.
All is good...back upstairs for a quick shower and then a nap.
Soon Joe will be home and I can't wait for his reaction.
The door crept open, and I turned to see who the intruder was
(as I shut myself off in the den to blog).
"How do you do it?", he asked as he leaned his hand on the bookshelves.
"How do you still manage to look so beautiful with your hair shaved off?"
As I bury my face in my hands, all restraint deserts me... and I cry
"I will be here, so you can cry on my shoulder
When the mirror tells us we're older, I will hold you
And I will be here to watch you grow in beauty,
And tell you all the things you are to me;
I will be here."
~ Steven Curtis Chapman ~