I have had very long hair for over 10 years. The last time my hair was short was in ninth grade, 17 years ago. Yesterday afternoon, I chopped it all off! Well, most of it. I was really rather nervous about it, but I am really happy with how it turned out. I normally cut my hair myself, but this special occasion called for a professional.
Here's me, a happy customer, leaving the salon.
Damon, at Belli Capelli, in Adover, did a great job. I even hugged him afterwards :)
He was so great.
It was time for a change and I think this counts as a change. It's a bit shorter in the back, angled to the front and longer on the left side, so fun!
Here's all the hair they cut off for Locks of Love. It was a little scary for me once I heard the first "clip" and knew there was no going back, but it was totally worth it.
So the back story on this big change is that about a month ago I just felt like it was time for a change. I love tattoos, but since I'm pregnant, that was out. I told Tim I wanted to cut my hair and he wasn't so sure about it. The more thought I gave it though, the more it felt right. God has done such a dramatic transformational work in our lives in the last 2 years and has truly shifted our thinking in so many ways that I wanted to make a shift that was outwardly obvious. Not necessarily for others to see, but just to be an outward symbol of all God has done in this season on the inside. I have been changed by our experience and it was time for me to look a little different on the outside as well. So there you go. I'm usually not really into symbolism, but this felt right. And it enabled me to help out a great organization that makes wigs for children with cancer. How can you go wrong?! So while I happy about how my hair looks, I am even happier about what it means to me: God is transforming me for His glory from the inside out!