Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wrestling with my Pride

Sunday when I got to church I saw that my good friend Patty had cut her hair off pretty short.  (Well it is about shoulder length.) I do not like short hair on girls. I told myself that she gave me new resolve to never cut my hair. It looked okay, I just always think long hair looks better on a girl. Then she told me she had cut it off for Locks of Love.
I spent the next few days mulling over how much I love my hair long. My husband loves my hair long. And to be honest, I didn't want my sister in law to have longer hair than me. In other words. I was proud of it. Then I got to thinking that I can regrow my hair. The people they use the donated hair for don't have that option. I should be grateful to have that choice, and that I am in  health. And so, I got my husband's blessing, swallowed my pride, and went to get it cut today. The shortest length they accept is 10 inches. I was going to have 10 to 12 cut off. The lady that cut it can't measure I suppose. I measured the cut off hair when I got home. A little over 16 inches! Oh well it will grow back. I hope they put it to good use. I don't fry my hair or use hairspray or anything, so it is very healthy.


Nichola said...

So, when you brush, do you suddenly "run out of hair"? =) It took me a long time to get used to having no hair and then having short hair. I just, like you, really like mine long.

And that pride issue. Ouch. I was, and probably still am too proud of my hair. Gonna be thinking about this. Should I consider cutting my hair? Hmmm.

Anonymous said...

Oh Becky I can not belive you cut that beautiful hair!! Then they will sell it for such a price no one can afford it, I know, my sister has just bought a not real hair wig because she could not afford it, even with her budget. She is battling breast cancer at this time. Aunt rj

Crystal said...

Wow! I can't believe that you cut your hair! It is for a good cause so you should feel good about that! Your hair will grow back because you are able to not put the junk in your hair to fix it. (Unlike me) So no worries! Be proud of what you did and why you did it!