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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Things We Do For Love...

Finally...after almost two years without a real haircut...the time has come to cut Caroline's hair for Locks of Love. It's seems like we've been measuring her hair every other day to see if it's grown to the mandated 10 inches to be able to donate. And she made it!
Here's the before picture.

and the back. Wow, that's a lot of hair. It had gotten so long and thick that it took both of us to brush it after a shower or the pool.

This is our friend Amy from church making that first brutal cut. Her salon (a very nice one I might add) donates a haircut when you donate your hair to Locks of Love. Thanks Amy!

It took 3 pony tails to cut off that thick mop of hair but it's gone, gone, gone.

Here they are...the beauty and the beauty maker.

And here she is...my sweet Caroline. It's bittersweet to see her looking so beautiful and grown up. It's especially poignant tonight as she officially leaves the children's ministry at church to join big brother Zak with the student ministry.
More important though, than her stylin' new do and her radiant smile is the compassionate, servant's heart that continues to grow inside of this dear child of mine. I can not tell you the number of times that I encouraged her to cut off her hair before she could donate it just because it was too big of a hassle. But nope, she stood firm in her desire to give something of herself to someone less fortunate. I pray that God will continue to grab a hold of this precious child of His and use her in mighty ways.
Simply stated: I love being Caroline's mom!

4 comments:

Leah McCarver said...

Stacie, I almost called you to get a picture (Caroline had told me that she was getting her hair cut today), but then I remembered to check your blog -- I figured that you would have pictures about today on it. Aren't you proud of me :->? Caroline, your hair is so short -- it looks great!!! I am so impressed that you stuck with this all of this time. You are so beautiful (both inside and out, to coin a phrase). Stacie, you have a great girl. Love you both, Leah M.

Emily Bertholic said...

Wow! You look spectacular...and so grown up and beautiful. You always were beautiful inside and out. This has only served to enhance that. So proud of you!
Emily

Diann said...

Stacie,
Could this really be the same little girl who bounced around The Gazette office all those years ago? Time goes so fast. She is a beautiful young lady and she has a perfectly wonderful mom that I am glad to call a friend.
Diann

Joan said...

Caroline, what a beautiful grand-daughter. I LOVE your new hairdo and imagine it was a little scary to get it cut. But as usual, you did the right thing and held out until you had enough hair to donate. Can't wait to see you in person (and know that you won't clog the drain when you wash your hair now)
Love You