Monday, June 01, 2009

Locks of Love and Cuteness

It's no secret that my three daughters all have gorgeous red hair, that if we go anywhere with all of them, we pretty much stop traffic.

My middle daughter has had the longest of the hair this school year, and there's a reason for that. She had plans to donate her hair to Locks of Love.

I felt split in half over the decision: I was very proud of her wanting to do something like that for children who have lost their hair (and guessing that red hair is probably in high demand, that it would be a very welcome donation), but on the other, she has such pretty, pretty hair!!!

Thursday was the big day. She picked it because Friday was the last day of school, and she wanted to show off her new 'do to her friends before summer vacation.

Before pictures:




And after:



The hair they cut off:


I still have a tiny ache when I see all the hair missing, but her bob is so darn cute that it's hard to not love it anyway. And it will grow back.

One slight problem for this mommy: She looks older with the bob.

One big benefit: No more daily tears over trying to get out tangles. Yippee!

I rarely post pictures of my kids, but with such a special occasion, I'm making an exception.

I'm proud of you, girl!

39 comments:

Charlie Moore said...

Annette,
Your daughter did a wonderful thing, no doubt due the influence of her mother and father and most importantly, the Lord. She doesn't know me, but tell her Brother Moore thinks she's a special daughter of her Heavenly Father.

Also, I just finished Tower of Strength. I enjoyed it. Please consider a vote for a Whitney, one of many I'm sure, coming from me.

Charlie Moore

Kimberly said...

Oh wow. Her hair truly is glorious. And what a sweet girl to want to do that!

Kristina P. said...

Your daughter is awesome! And I have to say, I really love her new haircut.

Melanie J said...

That is insanely gorgeous hair.

One of the kindest things anyone ever did for us when my mom was sick was offer to cut off her own long, gorgeous locks for a wig because her hair was the same color as my mom's. I will never, ever forget that.

L.T. Elliot said...

What a beautiful, wonderful thing your daughter has done. What a wonderful, caring mommy to have taught her so well to love others.

Blondie said...

Wow, super cute!

She looks so much more like her older sister with that bob.

Don said...

That is truly beautiful hair. I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated.

CountessLaurie said...

She looks great. My husband felt sad too when I cut 16 inches of my blonde hair to donate to LoL. Don't worry, it grows back quickly and out there someone will feel better about themselves. It's a blessed thing she did!

Heffalump said...

That is awesome, and she looks great!
A lot of kids these days wouldn't think to do something so selfless.

Summer said...

Her hair is GORGEOUS!!! That's the color I've always dreamed of having!!
She's a way cute kid too!

hi, it's me! melissa c said...

What absolutely GORGEOUS hair! How brave of her to do that! And how nice of you to let her. That would be hard. Heidi has been growing her hair for so long that I'd be heartsick if she cut it, but you're right, it will grow back.

Becky said...

She's a doll!

Heather B. Moore said...

She looks very cute with short hair--and older :) What a generous thing to do!

Luisa Perkins said...

She's lovely! And--ack! She looks wayyyy older! I'm very impressed with her generosity.

Epperson Family said...

What a great thing she has done. She looks beautiful and all grown up. My 11 yr old daughter did the same thing last year, and her hair is already back to pony tail length this summer. My daughter said Congrats to your daughter on joining the ranks of the precious few, who realize how much hair means to young girls with cancer!

Kaylynn said...

Beautiful!

Beth at Aunties said...

What a sweetheart to offer her hair to another girl in need. She is a beautiful child both inside and out! Good Job!
I want to thank You for sending the book I won, to my DIL in VA. It arrived while we were there and she was thrilled!

She was excited to read it.

Beth~♥

charrette said...

She is just adorable! Both my sisters are redheads, and I've always been secretly a little bit jealous....

We were just digging through some boxes and found a ponytail my HUSBAND cut off years ago to send to Locks of Love. (He has the world's most gorgeous hair, dark, curly...and when we lived in L.A. he wore it in a ponytail for years.) Anyway, do you have more info on where to send it?

amelia said...

GOOD FOR HER! I was going to say just that...she does look older!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

K you are not kidding about her hair! So gorgeous!!! Lucky girls. What a good example and thing for her to do!

Heatherlyn said...

Hey, that last commentor just said almost word for word what I was going to say! Her hair is beautiful. And, yes, as you said, it will grow back. But the bob IS darling! One of my daughters has donated her hair to locks of love 3 times.

Heidi Ashworth said...

She'd be beautiful bald (even older looking, yes, but still beautiful).

Megan said...

Her hair is amazing!

Loralee and the gang... said...

That hair will be in high demand, for sure. Beautiful! And the shiny red hair, too. What a lucky girl. (and lucky recipient, too!)
She does look grown up with the bob. She probably likes that, and I'm sure you don't!
:~D

Jo said...

What a wonderful job you are doing with your children. That their hearts are so big is such a testament to their loving home. She looks darling!

LisAway said...

Oh, pretty hair! Pretty girl! Evie cut her hair from about that length last summer, and I kept feeling like she looked so much older after, too.

Brillig said...

Your daughter is my new hero...

Carolyn V. said...

Wow. What a beautiful girl! Inside & out. =)

LeeAnn said...

That is too cool, and your daughter has beautiful hair with a beautiful face too!

Barbaloot said...

Oh wow---that is beautiful hair!! I LOVE read hair---I really want to marry a man that can somehow ensure my children will be red-heads.

What a great girl for being willing to donate her hair.

Michele Holmes said...

I have a tear in my eye and an empathy ache in my heart for you, Annette. What a beautiful thing for your daughter to do---how difficult for you, as Mom, to let her do it.

Thanks for sharing.

Erin said...

I have donated to Locks of Love a few times, and I love doing it. My hair sure isn't as pretty as hers is though. Way to go!!

Janelle said...

We love bobs at our house.

Stephanie said...

Your daughter is beautiful! And her hair is absolutely gorgeous. But - best of all - it appears that she has a lovely heart. I'm sure her mama's influence has something to do with that. :)

P.S. Her new 'do is super cute! It's very spunky and fun...perfect for the summertime!

Mikki said...

What a wonderful gift. Bless her heart. give her a hi-5 for me!
SHe is gorgeous, as is her hair. Love the new cut.

That Girl said...

Hot dang, she's adorableness defined!

Amanda D said...

She looks so great! But she does look older. You can deduct the donation on your taxes next year. Keep that in mind!

Sher said...

She is just darling! And she looks so cute with the bob. What a noble cause for her to cut her hair for locks of love!

An Ordinary Mom said...

Beautiful girl, hair and such a caring heart. You are one remarkable mother! (Where does the red hair come from? My middle child has red hair and both my husband and I have blond so we get asked that question all the time :) !!)

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