I’m very excited for this project that I’ve been thinking of for the past month. I love the month of December and every day I think about how blessed I am to have SO much. Even when B and I struggle, we are still SO overly blessed, it’s so ridiculous. When things are hard, I have to remember how good we have it and being thankful for the little things puts it all in to perspective. I really wanted to do something at the end of December and I was reminded of a moment that I shared with my mom that always makes me remember how the ‘little things’ are taken for granted.
Back in the day with Mom!
I remember vividly one time complaining to my mom about how long my hair was and how it took forever to blow dry. I remember complaining that it wasn’t looking good and I was fed up with my hair. My mom looked back at me and said at least you have hair. This was when she was going through chemo. I remember the look on her face when she said that to me and her bald head. Of course it was so selfish to me to complain about it, and it didn’t even cross my mind. I should have thought before I opened my mouth. Almost immediately after my mom died, I donated 10 inches of hair for the second time. I donated the first time my senior year of high school.
One of the last good pictures we have before she passed away in April of 2006.
I remember what she said to me that day because I know it’s easy to complain about things we take for granted. For me, blow drying my hair took me 20 minutes longer than what I wanted, but for her all she wanted was some hair on her head! To this day it still makes me sad to think about it and how I hurt her feelings without even knowing it. And now, my hair is growing out and I’m ready to donate again! To donate, you must cut off 10 inches of your hair in a ponytail. My long hair is one thing I seriously love, but I know that someone else will enjoy it more than myself, and I want to grow it back out and donate again!
I also wanted to do something for Locks of Love since not everyone can donate 10 inches of their hair. I wanted to create a goal of something that seems far fetched but I hope that I can reach it. I want to commit to raise $500 dollars the entire month of December. $500 dollars sounds like SO much and it’s a scary figure, but at the same time, it will give back to Locks of Love and their organization.
I have set up a donation page and you can donate below!
If you wanted to donate directly to them, you can fill out this form and just let me know how much you donated and I will add it to the total!
I am so excited to donate my hair to someone in need of hair! I know it’s going to be a big change and will be hard for me to part with, but guess what, they need it more than I do, and mine will grow back. If you wanted to participate in the donation you can as well! I will be donating my hair on the 29th and will share all the pictures and give you updates on how the fund raising is going all month! Big shout out to Kelly at Tek Salon who will be cutting and making the short hair look fabulous! I thank you in advance for your donations and am so grateful for your support.