Locks of Love.

Sweet Abigail has been begging for months to cut her hair.  Her long, beautiful, crowning glory.  I've been resistant.  I've tried everything I can think of to bribe her into keeping it long.  And then I flat out refused.  I would be the one with the scissors, and I'm the mom.  I didn't have to cut it if I didn't want to, right?  Wrong.  My mother heart remembered a time when I was Abigail's age.  When I too desperately wanted to cut my hair.  But my mother said no, and she meant it.  She refused.  And I never understood it.



Before


This was the face I got  when I asked one last time if she was sure she wanted to chop it all off.



Wanting to cut her hair was Abby's way of reminding me that she's growing up.  That she's a good decision maker.  And she is!  There is a 10" long ponytail sitting on my bathroom counter waiting to be shipped off to Locks of Love to prove it.

19 comments:

  1. She is beautiful either way! And I think you made a very "smart mom" decision to choose your battles and give a little in this heart-rending process of letting them grow up! God bless!

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  2. she looks so cute! i love girls with bobs!

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  3. I've always loved Abby's long hair, but I have to say I think I love short hair on her even more!!

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  4. cute cut! on such a gorgeous girl!!! and a generous, kindhearted girl to boot!

    i think she must get it all from her mama. (:

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  5. She looks beautiful! And what a great thing to do with her hair.

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  6. It looks adorable! You did a great job, did you cry?!

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  7. And she looks SO beautiful.
    What a sweet girl.

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  8. She looks adorable, as always, and now, she looks remarkably like her mother...wonder why she wanted to cut it...?

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  9. I love the color of her hair. Why can't adults have natural hair color like that? Love the new cut!

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  10. Karen said what I was thinking. She must look at her gorgeous mother everyday and want to be just like her. :)

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  11. I'm the same way - I finally agreed to let my oldest cut her hair but not until she has 8" inches (Pantene accepts 8" inches!) - maybe by her birthday. If we cut 8" now, she's be left with an earlobe-length bob! :)

    my hesitation is I hate hair in her eyes, face, mouth - and when long, I can easily pull it back. oh, well. it's not my hair.

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  12. sweet post. i love her new hairdo! perfect to start off a new school year...so sweet & pretty!

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  13. Abby is one of the most beautiful children I have ever known...inside and out. Love the haircut. It's inspired me to go get my girls hair trimmed before school starts up!

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  14. I think it looks GORGEOUS short!!!!!!! Good choice little one!! And good decision MOMMY!!! Sometimes it's so hard to let them grow up!!!

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  15. She is such a darling girl! I love her new hair cut and I love that her hair is being donated! Your a great Mom!

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  16. Oh, how I relate!
    Just had to share a similar story: http://heathernow.blogspot.com/2010/03/angel-hair-for-kids.html
    My little girl took scissors into her own hands, but it ended well ;)

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