Monday, July 11, 2011

she keeps on giving

Less than two years ago, Teresa sat in a chair at the salon and chopped off more than twelve inches of hair to donate to Locks of Love. She was nervous and unsure of how she'd like shorter hair. Not to worry though, she liked it just fine.

A couple of months ago she was looking through a scrapbook and came across some pictures of her just after that haircut and surprised me by declaring she wanted to do it again. She said she was proud that she could do something to help others all on her own. I looked at her little face and wanted to squeeze her to pieces for being such a generous girl. That probably would have resulted in much eye rolling and "Mo-uuuhhhmm!" on her part so I resisted the urge. We weren't able to get her hair cut right away as she had her dance recital coming up (and her long hair made pulling it up and out of the way much easier) and were so busy all the time.

So finally, at the start of July I took her in and she climbed into the salon chair and told the stylist she'd like to cut off enough to donate to Locks of Love. The woman cut off more than fourteen inches of beautiful curly chestnut hued locks. Teresa watched her do it with a huge smile on her face and swung her newly shorn head with glee. I'm so proud of this girl. She has realized at such a young age how good it feels to help others. I hope this spirit of generosity stays with her her whole life long.

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