Sunday, March 10, 2013

It's Only Hair... So Let's Have Some Fun

I did it! I shaved my head... I wanted to have a little bit of control and shave BEFORE my hair started falling out. My oncologist assured me that my hair WILL fall out beginning around day 14 after the first treatment. I prefer to not have clumps of hair in my hands, so we shaved. We tried to have a little fun with it, too.

Who knew I could rock the 'hawk!!! After the photo op, we buzzed off the rest. 

Here I am with my 11 y/o who has the same buzz. Obviously, the red/brown in the mohawk picture is not my natural color! I'll admit that I was nervous before we started, but once my friend Robin made the first buzz, I was fine. And I was pleasantly surprised when I looked in the mirror - it wasn't as terrifying as I imagined. I had really thought I wouldn't show my naked head even around the house with just my family - that it would always be covered. Now that it's mostly naked, I don't mind being bald and beautiful.

The king is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord."
~ Psalm 45:11

We went wig shopping the first available weekend we had after meeting with the oncologist. We live in a rural town, so it was a 70+ mile drive to Tulsa, OK to the wig shop ( We had a wonderful lady helping us who was very encouraging. She gave me all kinds of information about the American Cancer Society and all the paperwork to turn in to insurance. Daryl and the girls talked me into a sassy new hair-do. We figured as long as everyone knows I'm wearing a wig, why not have fun with it! 

If someone had told me even a year ago that by my next birthday I'd be bald... well, I would've been devastated. But now, with so much support and encouragement from my family and friends, it seems like no big deal. Daryl is my biggest cheerleader! The change in my attitude can only be from God. He has given us just what we need for each step of this journey! What a blessing to have so many people praying for us!

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.
~ 2 Peter 1:12