Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Last week, after many months of planning, my dear husband saw his vision come together to raise funds for kids cancer research. The event in Santa Monica raised $13,000 to go to the St. Baldrick's Foundation. It was a such an emotional day filled with smiles, tears, laughter, music and many stories of cancer battles lost and won. There were 38 men, women and children who came out to show their support through giving up their hair. It was a day that I cherish & will not soon forget.
My own head was shaved after exceeding my $3,000 goal through donations from amazing friends, family and people just passing by the event. What a gift it has been to participate in this effort bringing awareness and money to the needs of so many children with cancer. I have been truly blessed by this experience and all the support that has been given by the small community of people in our lives.
My littlest miss wasn't thrilled with my decision to remove my hair. She cried as the shears ran across my head and the brown locks fell, but I gave her a small offering of my hair in a ponytail which she loves and keeps on her nightstand. Even though my head looks "like a man" in her eyes, she is accepting the new hair"less" style and realizing that I'm her mama no matter what. It is such a great reminder, not only to my children but also to myself that we are not made up of what we may appear to be on the outside. A lesson in acceptance of our differences is a lesson deeper in love.
Thank you so very much for all the support, donations and encouraging words. You are a gift!
Friday, September 25, 2009
...but for now, just asking for prayer.
Little Daisy just underwent surgery yesterday to remove a malignant tumor from her kidney area. It is such a blessing that they have removed the entire tumor, yet the battle is far from over. To read more about Daisy Love and support her and her family in prayer go to Pray for Daisy Love
Yesterday was a great success for our goal to raise money for St. Baldricks. I have so much to share and I will very soon. Promise.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I hold a heart overflowing with love and appreciation for the generous support in our quest to raise money for children's cancer research. I'm almost at my goal and getting very excited for the big day!
With humility and gratitude, I thank you.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
I can't help but to love this guy and support him in all that he does. So after a few family discussions and deciding on a solid monetary goal, I too am willing to strip these brown/gray curly locks down to the scalp for a mere $3,000. Why...you may ask would I do such a thing?
- Children are diagnosed with cancer every day.
- Sacrificing my hair is NOTHING compared to the suffering of kids undergoing treatments.
- It's hair. And though I have some attachment to it, it does grow back.
- I want to help, even if in some small way.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
As we bid farewell to the wardrobe that would fit a 12 year old we embark on adventures for new and stylish replacements.
May the force be with me.