Okay, remember this?
Those pictures were taken on January 12th, 2008, in memory of Noah's first year in Heaven. Many of YOU actually were in seats in salons in your own states around the country braving the shears, as well. That day donations of pony tails not only went to Locks of Love, but, the finances we raised went to Operation Smile, a non-profit that provides cleft palate surgery for children in third world countries.
I chose that charity because Noah never smiled...his nerves shut down too soon...
Imagine never being able to smile...
Well, GUESS WHAT?!
My little sister and I have started growing our hair out again...and this time, we have chosen a very special date to cut if all off...
August 2nd, 2011.
For those who are new, no, our son Ryan did not die on August 2nd. In fact he was born on August 28th and is doing splendidly at 2 months! (I'll post pictures soon.)
But our very dear friend, Ryan, did. He lived and died a hero.
Jason and I miss Ryan everyday. This is my way of remembering...
Dr. Ryan Arnold was an orthodontist...and a generous one, at that. He and his wife had even gone overseas to serve a third-world community, donating their time and expertise.
So, the financial contributions to the August 2nd, 2011, Locks of Love hair donation next year will go towards Operation Smile. Again, this just seems fitting.
So, here's what my sis and I looked like almost 3 years ago after our cuts...
We all have long hair right now, so should even have some length left over after the 10-inch pony tails are donated.
Anyway...I'd like to invite you to join us on on this growing adventure!
How fun would it be to have salons all over the country, and world, swarming on August 2nd, 2011 with women and children donating their pony tails?! And, if you, in your neck of the woods want to organize the proceeds to go to another local non-profit, by all means! Do it!
The point is to get out there, ladies! Don't just go get a hair cut...go have fun and make a difference!
Either way, please comment and let us all know when, where, for whom you and your girlfriends will be donating your locks next year!
Get your grow on!