Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Whatever Wednesday -- Locks of Love -- Before and After

Yesterday was E's birthday. She is 7 years old and I just can't believe it! She got to pick who said dinner prayer and she chose me. As I was thanking Heavenly Father for our family and for her I started crying. I'm just so amazed by her. She is strong willed (like me), but kind and loving. She doesn't see color or disability. Her best friend is a little boy from school who is in a wheel chair and has many physical challenges. She loves him and is so tender with him. How can a girl as young as her have such a big heart? E is special for many reasons, but most of all because she made my life-long dream come true. She made me a mother.

When she was in kindergarten she came home from school one day telling me all about Locks of Love. It is a not-for-profit organization that provides hair pieces to underprivileged children who have lost thier hair for some long-term medical reason. She decided that she was going to grow her hair out to give to the kids who need it more than she does. Every couple of months she would have me measure it and see how close she was getting. You have to have at least 10 inches to donate.

We measured it yesterday morning and she finally had 10 inches!! She was so excited and immediately said that she wanted to cut it on her birthday so she could give a special birthday present to someone. Last night after her party we cut it. She loved her long hair and isn't sure about how short it is. I think it looks absolutely adorable and I told her I was sure others did too. So lovies, if you think her hair is cute, would you please leave a comment and tell her? Thanks so much!!

p.s.  don't forget to check back on Friday to see the cake I made for her.  It turned out pretty amazing...even if I do say so myself!!

I also linked up the these sites.  Go check out what everyone else is up to.

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7 comments:

Tracy said...

What a kind hearted child! It's amazing to see someone this young who cares so deeply! The new hair cut looks great! Super cute! I hope she continues to have a kind a caring heart as she grows up. I'm almost 30, and I still have my hair cut and donate it to locks of love :)

Jensamom23 said...

Oh! I love the haircut! It makes her look so grown up. My daughter has donated her hair twice for Locks of Love. It is such a kind thing for young girls to do. Happy Birthday!

Tiana said...

Oh I love the haircut! E is getting so big and I can't believe it either. I miss you guys and wish I was there to celebrate the big Birthday!! Lots of love from AZ to you Miss E.

Cheffie Jo said...

Hey, E! Your haircut is SO cute! Congratulations on helping out those in need! What a sweet, sweet girl you are! Happy Birthday!

Mills Family said...

E we love the hair. My 5 year old niece had cancer a few years ago and inspired my mother-in-law to do the same thing. You are amazing for donating your hair on your birthday. You are very special!

Lian said...

You are looking absolutely cute with that short haircut. You are doing something wonderful. Keep up the good work.

LizSmith said...

So cute! I love the new haircut and I know there is a child out there who will love her new hairstyle too thanks to you, E! What a great birthday present!