The faces of change.

Posted by Sarah on October 29, 2015 in Scouting |

I was teaching CPR to a group of scouts last night wearing my lime green wrap, when one of the scouts asked, “Why are you wearing that?”

Yes, this is my world and my many looks.  After my diagnosis, we took family pictures, I cut and donated my hair, and by day 11 after chemo it started coming out. And it came out fast. I was like a shedding dog every where I went. I could run my hand through my hair and hand my children a handful. Too bad that didn’t happen closer to Halloween, because they thought it was gross at first.

The mohawk didn’t look as good as I would have liked. But I couldn’t comb it up or it would just fall out. The wisps of hair that were left made me feel ancient so that only stayed for one day. When I wear a wig, I feel like I am playing dress up. The hot flashes are enough to melt a glacier and in the end I’ve put up with my husband’s bald head for years so he can put up with mine for a few months. I hope you are laughing with me at all the funny looks. As long as I brought a smile to your face, it was worth it!

“Heavenly Father placed us in this lone and dreary world to teach us what we need to learn so that we may become like Him. Our lives are changed daily by the incorrect decisions of others, by our own poor judgment, by the laws of nature, and by unforseen circumstances in a world that was never designed to be fair.”-Elder Bradley D. Foster

2 Nephi 2:11; John 16:33

“The greatest tragedy is to miss what God wants to teach us through our trials.”


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