I have to admit that there is one thing that I absolutely love about my daughter that I think nears perfection, her long, luscious hair.
Her hair streams like fine strands of gold, and shimmers in a bit of sunlight. I love to braid it and pull it into various hairstyles that can only be achieved with a large amount of hair. She has sworn that she would keep her long princess hair forever.
Last week Kira came home from school and announced that she wanted to cut off 12" of her hair to donate to someone who had cancer. I didn't quite know what to say at first. I had that momentary thought that I could never let her hair go. But after some quick thinking I excitedly told her that we would find someone that could cut her hair and donate it to locks of love. How could I ever really have said no to such a request.
There was one condition that I insisted on before she had her hair cut, that she let me take a few pictures of her in her baptism dress with her long hair still intact. It was too short notice to hire a professional photographer so my meager pictures will have to sufice. I took the pictures on Saturday.
When she got up Tuesday morning we did her hair the way she liked best, in a braid. Her hair appointment was scheduled for after school and she was nervous and excited all at the same time. When she got into the chair at the hairdressers the lady asked Kira if she was ready and she answered with an excited nod. Then she snipped twelve inches off Kira's braid.
The remaining hair fell like a waterfall around her face and down her back. There was more left than I had expected.
After a bit of cutting and styling Kira had a brand new look.
I am so proud of Kira's decision to give something that was precious to her to someone in need. Thank you Kira for being such a good example for me.