She May Be Short…She May Be Cute…And She May Be My Kid…But, She Did It In The Name Of Love…And That’s What Makes Her Pretty!
I'll tell you, I am one of the proudest momma's in the whole blogosphere...rightÂ about now...I'm feeling this warm, fuzzy sort of feeling that I just had to share.
Look it what my kid did!
This was Thing Two before school, this morning.Â
This is Thing Two --Â afterÂ sheÂ (and about a dozen otherÂ school mates) donated ten inches ofÂ hair for the Locks of Love!Â
What is Locks of Love?Â
Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children 18 years andÂ younger suffering from long-term medical hair loss.Â We meet a unique need for children byÂ using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics.Â Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has noÂ known cause or cure.Â The prostheses we provide help to restore self-esteem & confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.
Quite honestly --Â even thoughÂ she and the other student council members came up with the ideaÂ for the charity eventÂ -- she wasÂ aÂ bit nervous and nearly fell out ofÂ theÂ chair when the hairdresser asked her four-year-old sister:
"Would you like to cutÂ off your sister's hair?"
But,Â sheÂ did great -- onceÂ the hairdresser assured her thatÂ she would beÂ "right there"Â after Thing TwoÂ screamed:
Obviously remembering the time that Mini-Me decidedÂ thatÂ she needed a haircut and -- because I was "too busy" in bed with the flu -- when Daddy wasn't watching...ahem...took matters into her own handsÂ and gave herself a mullet!
Eh...no biggie...it's like Thing Two said to her classmatesÂ - especially thoseÂ girls who thought she wasÂ "crazy" orÂ who wouldn't beÂ "caught dead" wearingÂ a styleÂ "like that":
"It's only hair...it'll grow back...DUH!"
Okay,Â minus the "DUH!" partÂ -- sheÂ really felt too good about what she did, to care if anyone liked her hair, or not --Â actually,Â I might of, sort of let...you know...the "DUH!"...slip out.
Because it was obvious -- not just to me -- even the lunch aidesÂ smiled as they watched Thing Two skip to her table, perhapsÂ feeling as if she wereÂ walking on air, and I bet you (all the hair products lying around our house) thatÂ her head felt a little more...I dunno...like her inner-soul, perhaps.
As light as a feather!Â Â
And who wouldn't want a piece of that?Â
You may not have 10 inches of hair to donate -- and that's okay! -- there are plenty of other ways you can help.
You can sendÂ a pledge, orÂ perhaps would like toÂ show you careÂ by posting this banner on your website (right click and save to hard drive) and link it to http://www.locksoflove.org.
Isn't itÂ pretty?
Thank you Locks of Love for making usÂ (along with a whole lot of people) fell...well...it's like Thing Two told her student council advisory teacher:
"My hair feels short, but my heart feels really, really pretty!"
Did I mention how pretty you look, today?!?Â