This post is probably not what you're thinking it's going to be. I wish I could say that I wanted to share some deep and intimate thoughts on what life was like before losing a child, and afterwards. In some ways, I know those thoughts have been woven into some of my other posts. This post, however, has to do with something totally different.
If you have ever been pregnant, you have no doubt taken prenatal vitamins. Something terrific about prenatal vitamins is that your nails and hair grow really fast. During the course of my pregnancy with Isaac, I noticed my hair seemed to be getting longer by the week, so I decided I would grow it out for Locks of Love. It's something I have always wanted to do, and I just felt like it was another way that my time with Isaac and his little life could be used to do some good, and bring glory and honor to our Father. After all, my hair wouldn't have grown nearly as fast if I wasn't taking those prenatals, and I wouldn't have been taking the prenatals if I wasn't pregnant with him!
Maybe you see where this post is headed :)
Anyhow, I wasn't sure how long it would take to grow my hair out so that I had 10 inches to donate, and still had hair long enough to do something cute with. I still don't know how long it would have taken to grow it out to have had 10 inches. But, it took until April 4 to grow it out long enough to have 8 inches to donate to Pantene. Similar concept as Locks of Love, except that Pantene supports women with breast cancer.
So here's the before (without any styling products!!)...
If you had ever told me that one day I would be sporting a Victoria Beckham bob, I would have laughed. I am truly just not that cool :) Nevertheless, I am pretty pleased with how it turned out, and am excited to be able to put my hair towards a good cause. If you have ever considered donating your hair, I definitely encourage you to do it! It really was a lot of fun to go to the salon, have Kaci chop off my ponytail (though that was slightly unnerving!), and then proceed to give me a whole new 'do!