Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hair today...Gone Tomorrow

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 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'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'll grow back...

and maybe it'll be thick and even curly...hmmmm

 My husband is my head 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 ~


  1. i love you grammy! from gabby

  2. Thank you for a great weekend Momma...I would not have wanted to be ANY other place, then right here with you!
    XOXO :)

  3. One of the most amazing families I know. Proud to know you and love you all ! You truly ARE gorgeous Linda - more than you'll ever realize, I'm sure, this side of heaven. Hugs!

  4. Aunt Linda, How beautiful you will always be; inside & out.... Hair or no hair. And, yes you are right, "its just hair" ....& maybe your will grow back thicker...Hehe
    I Love you Always!!!!

  5. When we first heard about your condition, we said God will be gloried in some way... but how?
    My sister, I see a beauty in you that I have never seen before. You have always been a beautiful person inside and out, but God is pulling out a beauty that is beyond compare! Even with all you locks of hair shaved away, you've never looked better! He is drawing out a beauty from within! Not only in your gentle and joyful character, but in a writing ability comparable to Francine Rivers. I encourage you to continue to tap into the pool of talent God has brought forth and indeed God will be glorified!

  6. You inspire me Linda, Our Prayers are always with you, when the wind blows and you feel that little breeze that my sister is your friends and family praying for you, you are never alone, God Blessed me with a sweet friend. Blessing

  7. Linda, I'm wiping many tears away as I type this. Something about this post was so beautiful and, yet, sad. I can't imagine facing this if it were me and my girls or me and my mom. And then...those lyrics you posted at the end...I totally lost it then. You see, that song was instrumental in leading me to accept Christ at a young age. And years later, my husband and I chose it to dance to at our reception --that traditional and ever memorable first dance as husband and wife. Please know how much your posts inspire sincere thankfulness for my health and that of my family. I praise God for every blessing He gives with a little more realization on how *blessed* I truly am.

  8. Hair or no hair, Linda, you are still as beautiful as ever. I miss that smile at work, but I know it won't be long before you are back at it. Thoughts and prayers with you.

    Mary Ann