It's in all of us,
whether we like to admit it or not.
It is one of the traits that I personally like the least.
It breaks my heart to see it displayed.
It is even harder when I see it in my own life.
Sweet Halley wants to give her hair to
She has been asking for months.
I keep hoping she will forget or change her mind.
All because of my selfishness.
She is five,
and has never had a haircut.
Hair does not come easy to my girls
and the thought of cutting off her
sweet curls and baby blonde is
really more than I can take.
But then I think back to when I worked at a salon.
Each time a client came in to donate their hair I cried.
Amazed by their loving hearts.
For the person whose life would change
through the simple sacrifice of hair.
Hair that grows back.
For someone who has none.
In a week or so I am going to say goodbye to
my kind and sensitive hearted daughter's hair.
Then mail it off to be made into something wonderful.
I will probably never regret it.
Just thankful for the extraordinary
lesson that Halley is teaching me.
Her example is changing my selfish heart.