But then I was sick with Hazel and it never happened.
So when I realized that Hazel was going to come home imminently and that I still had long, unmanageable hair, I knew that if I didn't go and get my hair cut before she came home, I would not have the opportunity to do it for who knows how long.
Then I realized that both Elizabeth and Jo had incredibly long hair as well, and so all three of us decided to go and get our hair cut and donated to Locks of Love, which is a foundation that makes wigs for children with illnesses that cause them to lose their hair.
Jo was very excited to cut and donate her hair since she was familiar with Children's Hospital in DC since that's where Hazel was, and she had seen some of the sick children in the halls when we had gone to visit Hazel. She was happy to be able to do something tangible for the kids.
This is what Jo started with:
Then it was braided,
and oh, my!
This is what Elizabeth and I started out with:
and we got the same treatment as Jo
These are Elizabeth's braids
and her final 'do'
and these are my braids
and my final look!