ok… so I have this head of hair that doesn’t quit. Whenever I leave salon…. it looks like I have left two hair cuts behind. I always feel a ton lighter…aughhhhh ! In fact, I am so ready for another cut. I think my hair is so long out of neglect…anyway. Being a teacher… it is so easy to put in a braid with a bow.. put it back in a sparkly headband…or in a ponytail…
Anyway..in this section of the blog….I feel the need quickly to tell you my hair history. Back in the day…it was my crown and glory! It so was my pride and joy.. I spent HOURS primping and getting it just right…just ask my dad!!
Now…I just go with the “ flow” and tend to it as I need to…straight hair is in style so I just “do” it however.
I have had sweet…seriously concerned ladies come and ask me if they will have to shave my hair to do surgery. The answer is …yes. That was one of the first questions I asked Lesley-Ann when she called from Vanderbilt. She is my only connection right now that I have to the really “SCARY” place…up in Tennessee. ( My God is with me wherever I go.)
She said it wouldn’t be “a lot”…but…that is relative. Ok..so…. the Saturday after I learn of this Acoustic Neuroma… I hit the computer looking for blogs…(this was before I talked to Lesley-Ann) …I found a blog of a girl who “ignored” the symptoms for 2 years!! She had to have TWO surgeries.. and posted a picture of her head … and her SCARy scar…(BLAHHH) and I LOST it! I knew I need to RUN from the computer and never look back. I am much better today… thinking about it.
#1… My ”ROOTS” are in trusting my Lord….. even with the little things. In the big scheme of things …my hair is the last on the list. However it happens to be shaved…I will proudly wear the scar of …the beauty of modern technology… and the greater beauty of the path my Lord has for me. May it be a spring board for discussion…and may eternity be forever shaken.
#2…I do not have to get “WIGGED” out about other peoples stories! I have enough to contend to in my own… and I am firm in my foundation of trust. I trust that my God is walking with me.. and that He is gently leading me. I must keep my eyes on HIM….like Peter, I will sink as I walk on water with my eyes on my circumstance.
#3… Whenever I feel a pity party coming to town… I know I do not have to feel “shafted” by my Creator …because I know it.. IS NOT ABOUT ME! He went through great “lengths” to demonstrate His love for me… I may be the only Jesus a lost and “dye-ing” world will ever see. I don’t have to live in “split ends”… listening to all of the “bangs” the enemy tries to throw at me.
(ha ha ha ha… sorry… had to slip those in. I just can’t help myself!At this point… I have to have a little “Tumor Humor”…
Seriously… I am not ScHAIRed … I will continue to “curl” up in His lap and “gel” to His promises…
Enjoy your Saturday!
PS… Leave me a punny post… if you think of one..I love to laugh! I hope you think this is as HAIR-larious as I do.