Saturday, September 20, 2008

martha NOT stewart

this is my mama.  isn't she beautiful?  the Lord tells us in His word that we should not boast in anything other than Him.  paul wrote that.  and i will try not to.  i will, however, say that my mama is a wonderful woman.  while she doesn't exactly "look for wool and flax" (prov. 31:13a), she does "work with her hands in delight" (prov. 31:13b) and she does put flaxseed into her smoothies.  



i want, i desire to be more like my mama.  she is the most discerning woman i know.  she is wise.  she is kind.  she is generous.  she is loving and extremely hospitable.  and now she has decided to give of herself once again.  my mama has decided to grow her hair out and donate it to a cancer victim.   
here is an example of the way my mama thinks.  she says that while she is growing out this hair, all the while she can be praying for the person who will receive it.  she says this with a glow in her eye as if there could be nothing like it!
and so, because i want to be more and more like her, i've decided to join her in this effort.  we talked with our hairdresser and he assured us that we can donate hair that has been colored. the hair must be submitted in a pony tail that is a minimum of 10 inches in length.  curly hair is accepted and can be pulled straight to make the 10".  
as of this evening my hair is about 5" in length and i think my mama's is near 6.  maybe you can join us in praying for those who will receive our hair.  maybe they don't yet have cancer, or have yet to be diagnosed.  maybe they are children.  maybe they will have wonderful families who cut off all their hair in honor of the cancer victim.  or maybe they won't have a family at all.  but we can pray for these two people right now!  and the best part is, the Lord hears our cry!  

5 comments:

Greg's Wife said...

sweet.

Elias said...

i love my mom.

Kathy Eden said...

That is so awesome & I will pray.

Phillip said...

I agree! Three Cheers for Martha!!!

Lisa said...

My daughter, sister, and myself...all cut and donated our hair in August and it was a wonderful day that we shared...together. We did this in memory of our sister/auntie who had donated her own hair before her chemo began. She later lost her battle to her cancer. I have to say that in her memory (on what would have been her 40th birthday), as we were having our ponytails cut off, we felt at that moment her smiling down from Heaven and yes...we believe that our hair will bless someone else just like our she blessed us while she was alive!
I know it will be a special day when you and your mom donate your hair....hang in there while it is growing, it is so worth it:)
God bless!!!