- Peace for Shawn and I, for Kyle and Miranda and Braden and Connor, for our parents and siblings and nieces and nephews and inner circle friends watching and hurting as we go through this
- that God would keep soft our children's hearts toward Him through all the emotions of this hard journey
- strength and stamina; physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually
- that the cancer shrinks to gone, gone, gone!
- gentle side effects to this second round of chemo
- family unity, harmony, love, strength, joy, happiness
- anything else you feel God puts on your heart

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The kids have voted

Me: With or without the hair?
Them: With.  
Connor: You look normal.
Braden: It's good when you go out. (aka 'more normal')
Me: Okay.  With the hair then.

This was the donated wig from the cancer agency.  I was gifted/ blessed with a wig by a local women's group this week, that one will be here in two weeks time and then this one will go back to the cancer agency wig room to bless someone else (longer, younger styles are extremely hard to come by in the wig room!).

I don't feel like me.  It feels like I'm cheating, or the first time I wore a bra and was mortified that people would know or say something!  I have anxiety.  It's just one more thing to get over, I guess.  Part of the cancer process. 

My kids are happy, so I shall take my cue from their reactions and comfort level.

No need to tell me how cute it is or how good I look.  I don't want to look good, I just want to look like me.  And straight blonde hair with bangs is not me.  Never.  I don't colour my hair,  I don't straighten it,  even the curls/waves were my own. And I would never have bangs touching my face.  

This looks "normal" to my kids, to have hair, and so I will happily do this for them.  



  1. Kristin, you are a beauty with AND without. I think it's because you're always shining with God's love, no matter your circumstance. Thank you for that.

  2. I don't care what you looks lovely and I like it very much. You've always had the most beautiful smile as long as you are wearing that too, then you are good to go!!!!

  3. I copy what Kimberly and Rachel have said. You don't need hair to be YOU and the wrong color or style does not take away from you being YOU! I think that the kids crave 'normal' so if this is what it takes, then it's all good. They need a glimmer of normal once in a while too.
    I'm so sorry you have to have the stress & anxiety of hair on top of everything else! Loving you through this...

  4. It is a cute look on you, no denying that, but I think I totally get what you are saying...and feeling. Thanks for sharing & explaining it. Given the big picture & context of this 'new look' I imagine I would feel those same things. It's a tough one, no doubt about it. Hugs & love through the struggles & figuring out how to live with them...

  5. Darn, wish I would have got bangs cut last week, we could have had a triplet picture :)

  6. You do so look like you Kristin! You've let us see into your soul, so now no matter what you or what God puts on the outside, to us, you still look like you!

    A triplets picture would be so cute! I would like to see that!



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