To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
~William Henry Channing

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Summer does not even officially start until later this month but the FL heat has already made it's presence known. As you all know three of our girls have long, beautiful,
thick hair. Or should I say did have long, beautiful, thick hair?

For a few weeks now Sarah has led the charge for shorter, cooler do's. It has taken Daddy that long to finally, agree to hair cuts. I think what swayed him was the idea of donating the hair to Locks of Love. (For those of you who are not familiar with LOL they accept hair donations that will later be made into wigs for people...including children...who have lost theirs due to say a cancer treatment like chemotherapy.) While we know from personal experience (my cousin's daughter is a cancer survivor) that getting one of said wigs is extremely time consuming because of mounds of paperwork and the whole process is difficult we felt that whacking off all the girls' lovely hair would seem a little more worthwhile if it didn't just end up on the dirty floor of the salon.

Each donation must be a minimum of ten inches...which may not sound like a lot until you measure that much coming off your head. (For example I would look like GI know, except for the body part...should I try to make a donation :-) The girls however look: stylish & cool (Sarah), adorable and pixie-ish (Emily) and no longer like a baby girl (Abby).
They hope to make it an annual summer kick off.


Daddy said...

Oh, my little bald headed babies!

Jessica said...

Very neat! I can't wait to see the finished look. =)

Anonymous said...

So great you guys! Locks of Love is such a good cause. I was a long hair kid too, but it always grew back in a matter of months. I wish that were still the case! What a special way for the girls to give! Enjoy the new do's!


The White's said...

Way to go! With the weather getting warmer Mommy has convinced me that whenever we get back to Kentucky we should get our hair cut too for the summer.
I can't wait to see the pictures either! Did ya'll do before and after pictures?