There’s something about getting a buzz, I guess. Through the years, I’ve seen countless guys shave their heads for spring or summer. Of course, I never thought that I’d willingly do such a thing, but I should never say never.
Actually, as it turned out, the styling salon—on the patio outside the Dining Hall near the middle school—was perfect. Lots of middle schoolers observed the process and enjoyed the show. Chandler Ganick would wave the clippers at some boys and ask who was next, and they seemed relieved when I told him not to touch a hair on their heads. The entire process took about 5 minutes, and it was done.
Emily went with me to the restroom to change my clothing and to put on my scarf. When I looked in the mirror, however, I was dumbfounded, but I have no explanation for why I was so shocked. My first reaction wasn’t good: “I guess I really do have cancer.” Emily’s response was perfect: “Yes, you do.”
Hair is hair, and it will grow back. I am determined that this won’t scare me or change how I face each day, although getting ready to face each day won’t actually take as long in the morning now.
I am also excited about having a new way to wear the scarves that I love. I’m going to enjoy this, I think. At least now there isn’t as much hair to fall out.
I can’t express how much hearing from people has meant to me. Cards, notes, emails, comments, visits, flowers, food, treats—I read and remember and am so grateful. I love to write notes, but right now I can’t respond as I want; I will. Until then, please know that your prayers and support remind me each moment of God’s faithfulness.
“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus….May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.” 1 Thessalonians 16-18; 23-24