Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hair today, gone tomorrow

for months gianna has been begging to cut her hair.  and i really struggled with that.  so, i called my mom.  and she said DON'T DO IT!  haha...well, maybe she didn't yell it, but the message was...that would be a shame to cut that beautiful hair.  so we didn't.  and we visited at Christmas and let everyone get one last look at those long locks, because once mommom said "it's okay if you cut your hair", she was back to begging.  i figured, it will grow again, right?  

and if i was going to do it, it was going to mean something, so i started to research hair donation.  and i found out that locks for love actually charges for the wigs they make! say what?  

but pantene beautiful lengths does not charge.  and they take as little as 8 inches of hair.  so, knowing that, i figured we could cut her hair and learn a valuable lesson all in one.  

girlfriend was very happy with herself.  i mean, look how cute she is! 
should we call this the flamingo pose?

we waited for the ponytail to dry completely and then we packaged it up in a pretty pink envelope and talked about how some lucky little girl or woman would get to wear it on her head and she would feel beautiful again.  it's a hard concept for gianna to grasp, as she doesn't understand how someone else gets to wear her hair again, but she can't. 

so, she popped that pink envelope in the mail chute and away it went.  we are hoping that whomever gets the gift of her hair feels as beautiful outside as they are inside.  and we will patiently wait for gianna's hair to grow again.  someday she will understand that she gave a very cool gift to someone she doesn't even know!

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