This week on Monday, my hair started to fall out. By Tuesday it was coming out in handfuls. Tuesday morning I received my scarf from a place called http://www.franceluxe.com/. They are a wonderful group of women that have a program called "Good Wishes". They sent me a FREE beautiful silk scarf already made into a wrap for easy wear. Not only did they send the scarf, but they hand signed a beautiful card! Please take time to visit their website!
On to my hair story! After getting home from school on Tuesday, Randy was nice enough to shave my head. He was so sweet and did a wonderful job. Reassuring me the whole time that I was still beautiful! (Yeah, Right!). When we finished the whole hair thing, we went in to get some office work done. There on my desk was a beautifully wrapped package. I noticed right away the little sticker that held the bow down. It said "House of Rose". I started to cry! Two years ago we found a mall down by the capital city of Naha. In it was a store that sold everything rose scented. They happen to sell Crabtree & Evelyn products, something I LOVE!! Crabtree & Evelyn make a rose perfume that I love! When I put it on I always feel so feminine. Like I am a size 6 with beautiful tiny features and lovely skin! However, due to the cost I have never owned any. As I opened the package Randy told me how he had gone to the mall the day before as he wanted me to have it on the day I was ready to cut my hair. What a great man the Lord has given me! He has just been wonderful to me through this whole ordeal!
The next morning when at school the boys were very quiet as they entered the classroom and saw me in the hat. After they settled down for opening assembly, I asked them, "So, do you like my hat." Cameron said, "No. I liked your hair." I tried to lighten up the moment again and asked, "What color do you think it will grow back as?" Sam said, "Gray." I said, "NO!! My hair has always been straight! I want it to grow back blonde and curly!!!" Kids are so honest!
I know you are wondering, "What about the duct tape?" Well, if you are like me, you have a dad and a husband that think duct tape is the "fix all" for everything! I mean if it can't be fixed with duct tape, then it just can't be fixed!!! Imagine my families surprise when I told them about the latest use for duct tape I learned on Breastcancer.org!!! That's right, a group of ladies have figured out that duct tape helps to pull those hairs out that are on the verge of making a mess of your pillow, house, and bathroom drain! This morning as Christa stood in front of the bathroom mirror straightening her beautiful brown hair, I stood on the other side of the mirror applying duct tape to my head! Then I would pull it off and voila, hair, lots of hair!!! This duct tape routine allows you to get the hair off before it starts falling like snow! Christa and I had a wonderful time laughing about describing my morning routine to others.
Before I go I thought I would post a picture of me in one of my new hats! The Maxey family sent this to me. Isn't it beautiful! Praise the Lord for providing so many neat things to make this hair loss somewhat enjoyable. I have always loved hats and now have a reason for wearing them!!!
Thank you for joining me on my journey today. Have a wonderful weekend!