Sharing My Glory

Today I attained a goal I have been working towards for about 2 1/2 years ~ I had my hair cut for a Locks Of Love donation! I haven’t had my hair really cut (only trimmed) since Gabriel was a newborn, and I haven’t even had a trim for over a year. But today was the day! The braid is about 12 inches long, so unbraided of course the length was longer. It kind of looks like a dead animal, all knotted up and sitting in a plastic bag waiting for me to package & mail it. 🙂
BEFORE, DURING, & AFTER (click on thumbnails to see full photos):

I was so nervous going to get it all cut today, but have been praying over the weekend for whoever would receive my hair ~ that it would bless them in their time of suffering and that by my sharing this bit of my glory with them (in the spirit of 1 Corinthians 11:15) that God would make Himself & His mercies known to this person. I have no idea who will receive my hair… but I pray that it would be a blessing and joy and glory to them, and that it would somehow lighten their suffering.
It was little Cora (see her story here) who inspired me to do this a few years ago, and so it was in Cora’s honor that I did this today. It was also, though, because of my mom-in-law and my best friend’s mom ~ both of whom are beautiful women who have gained the victory over breast cancer! Thanks be to God.

10 Replies to “Sharing My Glory”

  1. You’re hair looks great shorter!! I cut my long hair right before James was born and donated to LoL, too.

  2. You are the second person I’ve heard who did this. The other was a little 6 year old girl.

    You look great with your new hair cut!

  3. I LOVE IT! The spirit, the prayer, your heart of sacrifice – and your new haircut! To God be the glory in all things 🙂

  4. What a special story and wonderful way to bring Him glory! And to bless another…!
    I would love to do this but my hair stubbornly seems to grow so slow and not past a certain length.
    Thanks for sharing the photos, you look cute with your new cut! 🙂

  5. What a beautiful idea to bless someone with your gorgeous hair! My hair grows very slow and never seems to get very long =/ ( genetics)
    May your gift go to the perfect person and to God be the glory!

    Cora’s story is so very sad and heart-breaking. That’s one thing I’ll never understand… precious babies who suffer from cancer and die so very young. It’s heart-wrenching! 🙁

    Congratulations to your mother in law on beating cancer!! What a blessing!

    I love your new look; very cute!

  6. Ooh, be-eautiful! Tres chic! 😉 It’ll be nice if/when it ever becomes summertime up there!

  7. Oh Melissa, I forgot the you were doing this and I think it is so great! I love your new look. You are so beautiful!! Inside and out!! 🙂

  8. Hi Melissa.
    Wow! I was so encouraged when I received your email about donating your hair to Locks of Love in honor of Cora. Thank you for sharing this with me. Your heart is beautiful and I too pray that whoever receives your hair is abundantly blessed as they are facing such difficulty.
    -Jess

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