more beautiful locks & dream big
I had four sweet flower girls in my wedding.
Two sets of sisters.
They were sweet as can be and looked adorable.
The two blonde headed girls are dear friends of the family.
And the other two girls are my sweet cousins from California.
Now all of a sudden...almost nine years later...these girls have grown up.
I still picture them all as my sweet little flower girls
even though I'm pretty sure they are all taller than me now!
A few weeks ago I got an e-mail from my cousin Simone.
She is the littlest one on the far right.
She has been following my blog ever since Cora got sick
Simone told me that she has always liked her hair long and rarely cuts it.
But she decided that she wanted to do something to make a difference in honor of my Cora.
I can't tell you how that made my mama's heart feel...
knowing my little girl continues to make a difference in the lives of others.
I love that.
Here are Simone's before and after photos.
Twelve inches later...doesn't she look beautiful?
I love it Simone!!
The same week that I got Simone's e-mail,
I got a text from my friend Amanda asking if I would come with her to get her hair cut.
Last year, Amanda started thinking about growing out her hair in honor of Cora.
A few months later her 6 year old niece, Sydney, was diagnosed with Leukemia.
Within a month, sweet Sydney lost all of her beautiful hair.
That is when Amanda decided she had to donate her hair too.
Here are Amanda's before and after photos.
10 inches later...and she looks so beautiful with her new haircut too!
It was such an honor to be able to be a part of Amanda's hair cutting day.
What a blessing it is to have friends and family with such big hearts.
Not only are my friends and family pretty great,
but there are some pretty great readers of The Macs out there too!
A few of my readers have even donated their hair in honor of Cora.
Maegen wrote this to me...
Last fall I was planning on cutting my hair but once I read your post about you and your sister cutting your hair for Locks of Love I wanted to do the same thing. My hair wasn't quite there then so I ended up waiting till just a few weeks ago. I was ready to get my hair cut and didn't care how short it was as long as I had enough to donate. My hair is like yours was but only a little shorter. I love my new hair cut but most of all I loved donating my hair. When my hair dresser was cutting my hair I got tears in my eyes thinking of your sweet Cora. Even though I don't know your family personally I would always think of her when I mentioned I would be donating my hair...
Kathryn wrote this about her daughter...
Today is the day my little girl (okay nine year old--maybe not so little) gets her hair cut for Locks of Love!! She is excited to get a fresh start and hopefully give that gift to another little girl! I am not sure what to expect as far as length after the cut but she says she is getting it cut like yours! Thank you so much for sharing your life and encouraging an already inspired little girl to do great things.
And Amanda sent me this link to her blog
to tell me that she too would be growing her hair out for Locks of Love.
I told you I have some great readers!
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Speaking of giving...
Have you met Sergey?
If you haven't you need to head over to Danielle's blog.
She and her family are dreaming BIG.
We have the opportunity to dream big along with Danielle and her family.
They are adopting Sergey through Reece's Rainbow
and are fundraising to cover the costs of adoption.
We can help bring little Sergey home to his mama.
If you give just $10, you are entered to win one of MANY prizes.
I am talking prizes like an iPad2 and Silouette Machine and so much more.
You need to go check it out now!
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Don't forget that the DaySpring giveaway ends tonight.
Go to this post and leave a comment for a chance to win!