(Life has been so full this past 9 months. I didn't mean to
take a sabbatical from the blog world. I am hoping to
return & record our family fun experiences for our records & to update family
& friends on our life.)
I am learning to be content in whatever situation I am
in.Bottom line, put my focus on my
Today I am thanking God for making me the way He made
me.Psalms. 139:14 “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully
made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”
I have struggled with this area
through out my life.God blessed me with
natural curly hair.After about 16 years
of despising my curly locks, I learned to love them.I dreamed of having long beautiful straight
hair... hair that I could run my fingers through… all the stunning hair styles
throughout the years that I would never be able to have.My mom had straight hair & did not know
how do fix my hair.Needless to say, I
had an afro for many years.I hated
it!You may think that hate is to
strong, but I tell you, I would cry so many times of how my hair looked so
bushy.I didn’t like looking at myself
in the mirror or in pictures.
When I was 12, God brought a girl
into my life, Andrea.She had beautiful
perfect curls.She was a few years older
than I was & took me under her wing.She very kindly asked me if I wanted to have a spa day.Oh yea!I asked her if she thought I could have hair as pretty as hers…her
response “oh, I hope your hair won’t look like mine, girl. Your hair is so much
prettier than mine.”The transformation
began.She told me that I had to let my
hair air dry & use lots of mousse & gel.
I was so much happier with my
hair.Even after I got tons of
complements over the years & people telling me that they would do anything
to have hair like mine, I was still desiring to have straight hair.
Fast forward 24 years.The wonderful invention of a professional flat
iron.Whoo Hoo!I have perfectly straight hair.My dream of so many years finally came
true.But their was a catch.It took 1 hour or longer to make this dream
happen.I can’t do it during the deep -
south summer days… the humidity frizzes it up.If it rains, I get all “girly” and cover my head, because the water will
curl it back up & not in a pretty way.
My curls.. (with Pam Tebow)
So yes, after so many years of
dreaming, wishing & praying, I realize that God made my hair “fearfully and
wonderfully made”.I don’t like spending
lots of time getting ready & I surely don’t like worrying about my hair
through out the day.It takes me about 5
minutes do to my hair.On occasion, I
will straighten my hair, but prefer the no- fuss way.God knew, even before I was born my personality
& that I needed hair that would take only minutes. to fix.
Thank you Lord for my bouncy curls, for a quick & easy hair style, even though I didn't realize it at first. Your plans are the best.
I am a born again Christian. I am a child of the King. I love spending time with my family. We enjoy going to the mountains in the summer and the beach in the fall & winter. I have been married to my "beloved" for 14 years. I am a homeschool mom of 3. Researching is entertaining.
I love dancing with my children in the rain, singing in the car with the music turned up loud(when I'm alone), sewing, going barefoot, drinking hot tea in the fall & winter & homemade lemonade in the spring & summer.