Today was a big hair day--and I don't mean the kind from the 80's.
Two of our daughters, Madeline and Afton, got their hair chopped. Twelve-year-old, Madeline, donated over 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love--a non-profit organization that provides wigs for children in need. This is the second time she has done so. The first time was a few years ago when we never even suspected one of her siblings had the slightest possibility of getting cancer, and losing all her hair. (Come to think of it, Tali wasn't even born.)
Talitha will probably not need a wig. She is not self-conscious about being bald at all. In fact, today she "brushed her hair" and tried to put in a hair elastic. She settled on a red head band when she couldn't get anything else to work. What a hoot!!
Lately Tali likes to watch "Boundin'", a 4 minute musical-like cartoon by Pixar about a little lamb that is happy and confident until it gets sheared for the first time. (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4261130809957959046) Left "in the buff" his friends make fun of him and he becomes mortified about his situation and stops his singing and dancing and making everyone happy. Soon a jack-a-lope comes by and gives him some advice. He tells him basically, that he needs to "rebound" and make up his mind to be happy, and not to worry about what others might think. The jack-a-lope convinces him to keep on singing and dancing no matter what he may look like.
I'm glad Talitha, despite being bald, continues to live life to the fullest.
I suppose life is full of a lot of "bounds and rebounds."
And bald to us has never been more beautiful.