This morning I was up for an early morning run (3.5miles / 26:51) trying to beat the rainy weather that was to take over the entire day. Then it was a normal day of racing to town to drop LBM at the sitter, off to work then rewind at the end of the work day.
BUT today it did rain. All day.
Soccer practice was cancelled.
There would be no second half to my morning run.
What to do with that time?
I made a phone call.
Today would be the day I finally got my hair cut.
After over 2 1/2 years of waiting I would finally do it.
I know you think it's only hair but by giving it to an organization like Locks of Love it makes that whole process a little more emotional. I put on a happy face but as I sat in that chair I couldn't help but think about my father who lost his life to cancer, a local young lady who our entire area embraced as she battled cancer and several young children who are still fighting the battle against childhood illnesses.
I thought what a small gesture it was to simply help in this way. So after a few teary eyes remembering those who have ended their battles...
...I am happily saying good bye to my long hair and sending it on with my donation to help those who will take such comfort in being able to look more like themselves at a time when they need to feel " normal" again.
If you never have donated please consider it, if not your hair then send a check no amount is too small. The simple gift of normalcy for a child who is facing something no child should ever have to is priceless.
And this is me now.
I hope that somewhere soon there will be a smiling face seeing themselves and feeling pretty simply because I cut my hair.
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