Perfectly Practical #138 - Renew Life
Hair donation, specifically Locks of Love, those words excite and frighten me equally.
I have always loved the idea of people donating their hair. Other people...not me.
SuperMom and I were chatting about the 30-Day Giving Challenge and I told her that I have felt really called this year to think outside of the confines of "normal" giving. I have felt like I need to think about doing things that are uncomfortable for me to write about and to do. I told her my plans for becoming an organ donor, giving blood, milk donation, and...before I could say anything else, she blurted out, "donating your hair!"
She said that she had thought about me donating my hair before and wondered why I never had.
My husband loves my long hair and it's really all I've ever known. I have only cut my hair short-ish twice in my life and both times were regrettable. Really regrettable.
As we walked along, I started choking up while I was talking to her about it. And then I felt silly for doing it. I mean c'mon...it's just hair.
Just hair that kiddos in chemo or with long-term medical hair loss can't grow.
Just hair that will put a smile on someone else's face.
Just hair that makes a child in an abnormal situation look and feel a little more "normal."
So maybe it's not just hair after all.
I don't know what to do with short hair.
But I guess I'll have to learn.
The thing is, hair grows back.
And let's face it, half the time mine is covered up with a fabulous hat anyway.
If you have long hair please consider donating it to Locks of Love.
This is the last in this 30 Day Giving Challenge series. Here are the others:
Give Life - Organ Donation
Share Life - Blood Donation
Sustain Life - Breast Milk Donation
This is part of the 30 Day Giving Challenge.