I am chopping my locks off on October 1st and donating it to Ten Inches For The Cure. When I do this, I will be thinking of and honoring five women.
The first is my sister Kelly. You remember her, the Courtney Love look-a-like. And NO.....I will not post that picture I posted HERE...and HERE...and HERE! That would be wrong so stop begging because I won't do it. But I will chop my locks off in honor of her. She is one of the bravest, toughest, most robust Swiss women I know....and I know a few robust Swiss women, believe you me!
That's Kelly in the orange. She hates this picture because she is sitting in a wheelchair. She worries about what people will think. Ummm....they'll think we all look really stupid taking a picture with a fake talking donkey? By the way, why is my boob in your ear? Just wondering....
Anyway....the next two people I am doing this in honor of are Silver Strands and her mother. Both these women are amazing. Both inspire me. Both make me yearn to be a better person. Seriously. Denalee's mother was diagnosed with
cancer. Being her only child with silver hair, Denalee decided to shave her head and donate her silver strands to make a wig for her mother to wear until mom's own silver strands grew back. Like I said....amazing! So, I am donating my own strands not yet silver in honor of these two beautiful women.
Confession....I may be a bit jealous that SOME women look good with or without hair. I'm not naming names....just saying.....
Finally, I am chopping my brownielocks off to honor my daughter-in-law Amy and her sister Katherine. A year ago in August, their mother and my friend Ellen lost her battle to breast cancer. This year, Amy and Katherine did the 3 day Susan G Komen walk in honor of their mother. That's right, Amy and Katherine walked 60 miles in 3 days in memory of their mother and to raise money for a cure. I could not be prouder of you girls. It still makes me tear up.
Amy and Katherine. How did I get so lucky to have these girls in my life?
So, there it is. The plan. The reason. Oh.....here are the before pictures.
Sing with me!!!
Gimme a head with hair
Long beautiful hair
Streaming, flaxen, waxen
Give me down to there hair
Shoulder length or longer
Here baby, there mama
Everywhere daddy daddy
Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it