raised so far: $159
I was shocked, dumbfounded and amazed at the first Shear
Hope event I had attended where Jade shaved her head. I understand doing this
for a family member or a best friend, but it blew me away that someone without
cancer would be willing to shave her head for a total stranger. I left with a
peculiar feeling in the pit of my stomach. That night as I was going about my
daily routine I really started thinking about it. Then, after I gave myself a
headache from thinking about it ... I prayed about it ... for days. I kept hearing
this little voice in my head say, "Why not? Why do they need to be a family
member or someone you know personally. Didn't God say love your neighbor as yourself?
Not love your family and friends only." I decided to see what my family thought
about ita. My kids thought it was "cool mom" and my husband said "you
would be beautiful bald," ... with that I was sold on the idea.
Once I was sold however, I wanted to get my reason why more concrete, to know
that I know, that I know, that I know the reason for why me.
my neighbors to know that I love them, whether I have started the personal relationship
or not. I want my step of faith to be the spring board that others may use to
start their own crusade of loving their neighbor. I have had too many family and
friends diagnosed with cancer and I am sick and tired of loosing them or their
body parts. I am waging my own one woman war and am starting with myself and my
hair. I do not have the cure ... so I am giving my heart and my hair!
July 18, 2005
Farmers Branch Church of Christ