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 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!

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

  3. 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! 🙂

  4. 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!

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

  6. 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!! 🙂

  7. 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.

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