Monday, November 09, 2009

A day I have never dreaded



It has been years in the yearning.

I started my dreads this past week.

We are slowly adding them. I say "slowly," because I am doing them and involving my kids as much as they like. My African/Haitian girls, in particular, are a vital part of this process. I tell them I love their hair, just exactly the way it is. I hug their braids as they pile down from their scalp. I giggle with them when they stick up after a good night's sleep. I love feeling that puffy goodness, which turns and flips in all different directions.

And now I reflect that beauty.

So many other reasons for locking my hair ... many of which involve a simplified lifestyle, and no longer being enslaved to my roots.

So, there you go. My big hair announcement.




Happy Monday.

15 comments:

Sara said...

love love love. what an amazing journey you will have. enjoy every minute!

Lisa said...

Love it! They are so you!

Can't wait to hear what the girls think about it as time goes on...

Summer said...

Love the hair!

C and G said...

hip hip hooray! i love it!

Megan said...

I would love to see a picture of the girls working on your dreads if you have time to snap one of those! Have fun!

Torina said...

They suit you. Love em.

dreamingBIGdreams said...

love love love them!

onepassiononedevotion said...

they look awesome! do tell how to do them!

Melissa said...

Yes, do tell how to do them! Purty please!

familygregg said...

like

Kim said...

Wow! They look fantastic!!!!

Amanda (a.k.a. - Jumanji) said...

i love it!!!! and i love you!

Mom said...

Beats the Buster Brown haircut I gave you back many, many years ago. Love it!!

Christine said...

Mom, it wasn't so much the Buster Brown haircut, but its pairing with the high-necked ribbed shirt and the brown corduroys. It was the whole package.

I see you found your Blogger password! :)

Nikki said...

Ya!!!! I love them! I'm super envious. I'm not brave enough to actually go through with it yet though I too have been wanting them FOR YEARS. Maybe after my grandparents pass away(please save them Jesus)....they seriously would write me out of the will, and, more importantly, think my "Christian lifestyle" even more insane and thus be less likely to give Jesus any chance at all.