Last Friday I got a new look! I have been growing out my hair with intentions of donating it to Locks of Love. Locks of Love's mission is: to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children.
I was inspired to do this after Jess did this in honor of her daughter Cora. I'm sure many of you know Cora's Story, but if you don't, you should go read it. I remember when Cora passed away, and although I didn't know this family in real life, it had a deep impact on me. I cannot imagine losing a child to cancer, and my heart just broke for them. Jess is so inspirational and her faith in the Lord will encourage you greatly, no matter what you're going through.
People have asked me if it was hard to do, and I'll be honest - yes, it was. I know that sounds vain, but my hair is a huge part of my identity. I've almost always had long hair, and it's definitely the feature I'm known for. But every time I'd start to question cutting it? I'd just think of those who have no hair, along with all of the health issues they're facing. I'm fortunate to have lots and lots of hair that grows fairly fast, so in the grand scheme of things...this is no big deal. I am so glad I did this, and hope that in doing so, it brightens a sweet child's day. And on top of all that, I got a fun new haircut compliments of Julee! She did a great job and I am so happy with the results. :)
If you have long hair and are ready for a change, I encourage you to consider Locks of Love!