(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 Lord.
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.