They live in Hershey, PA. Yes- the land of chocolate is where they call home. These are two of my nieces, Madi on your left who is 12, and Alex on the right who is 10. My sister-in-law Kelly is their mom, and my brother Lee is their Dad. Lee and Kelly are house parents at the Milton Hershey School. They live in a student home with 8-10 boys, who attend the Milton Hershey School during the day, and then live with my brother and his wife and the girls, the rest of the time.
But about once a year Madi and Alex along with their parents, travel back to Minnesota to spend time with my Mom and their rambunctious cousins- those Westra boys. The 4 cousins get along fabulously and they always pick up right where they left off. We truly look forward to our time together.
Kelly told me this was THEIR idea. BOTH of them wanted to do this. The only person who has ever trimmed their hair, has been their Nan, Kitty.
That is twelve and ten years worth of hair on those two precious heads.
And this is their first cut at a salon!
And this brought instant tears to my eyes when I saw it... First of all look how beautiful they are! Their faces tell you how much they like the cute styles they got...
And because... they wanted to DO something. They wanted to HELP. They are donating, FOUR ponytails each- to Locks of Love!
Its no coincidence to me that both of them have HEARTS on their shirts... Really. Big. Hearts. I couldn't be more proud.
My heart can barely take it. 8 ponytails is almost enough hair to make one wig for a cancer patient!
Thank you girlies! Auntie Vicky is so proud of you both! You will make a difference in someone's life by your generous and brave donation of your beautiful hair.
On another note:
Want to help me do something really deserving for someone else? This one will make you feel really good. This was my post on fb yesterday that some of you saw:
"My cousin Randy Gerdon was entered into this BBQ contest by his wife Sara. If you follow the link you'll see why she nominated him and why he is so deserving- its a brief, but poignant story. Would you consider casting a vote for him- #2? I like when good things happen to good people... and he is good people- the very best! This is a deserving, fun reward, for a very deserving Dad!"
And then an amazing thing happened after I posted... so many of you climbed on board and his numbers started to soar. Will you help me keep them climbing? You can vote once a day until the 30th of May.
In other news...
my counts were too low for chemo today.
I am off for one more week and will try again next week!
What can I do for you? Anybody have a prayer request? I'm still in rest mode for a portion of the day and would be honored to pray for something for you. Shoot me an email or leave it in the comments.
"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do." Edward Everett Hale