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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cut For Cancer

Last weekend we had our first Winter Retreat and it was a HUGE hit!! I managed to get a lot done this time around. I have done these photo's in digital, but I wanted to get them on real paper - the traditional way. This was such a proud moment for me as a Mother and for Ashleigh in what was her very OWN decision. She came to me one day and said "Mom .. I really want to cut my hair." Of course I looked at her, those long beautiful golden, curly locks and asked "Why!?" She turned to me and said "For cancer Mom. I want to give my hair to someone who needs it more than I do and besides, it grows back." For a 10 year old to say that, on her own no less, I was both awed and so very proud of her that day. So, we made the appt with a friend of ours who was more than happy to do it. Brydee straightened her hair and off it went. Ashleigh looked beautiful with her new hair style!! Such a proud moment as a parent!!

  • CTMH "Reflections" for the layout pattern idea
  • CTMH "Roxie" paper and stickease
  • CTMH Embellishments (all except "CUTE" and "UNIQUELY YOU"

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Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi Karen,

Such a touching story and a beautiful layout for the pictures.

Thanks for joining our challenge this week.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Paper Lovin' Gals DT

Haven_mom4 said...

Awsome. You have a very generous daughter. Thanks for sharing this with us

Suzanne said...

What an awesome thing for your daughter to do. She looks so cute with her hair cut. Your layout is awesome. Glad you had fun at your retreat. I am jealous.

Tracy said...

Hi Karen,
what a beautiful,giving thing your daughter must be so proud!

Your layout is gorgeous and what a great thing to recoed!
Good luck over at TMC challenge.

Heather May Holbrook said...

What a beautiful layout to rememer this selfless act of kindness by your daughter! Thank you so much for sharing this with Pile it On this week!!
Heather P

Anonymous said...

A fabulous momento of a heart warming gesture, you must be so proud! Thanks for joining us at Divas!
Helen x

Janet M said...

What a wonderful thing for her to do and you got some great photos and memories of it.
Thanks for playing along at Child's play this session.

Monique said...

What a lovely story, you have raised a great and generous girl. I am glad you took inspiration from the Paper Lovin' Gals picture this week.

Thanks for playing along


K Clark said...

Karen... what a generous gift your daughter gave someone. Love the LO you did to remember it! thanks for joining Pile it on!!! - Kimberly DT ;)

Margreet said...

Gorgeous may be proud on your daughter.....thanks for playing with the Divas....hope to see you next week again!
xxx Margreet

Beate said...

Your girl is beautiful inside and out. How sweet to donate her long hair.
Your layout and pictures are the perfect way to showcase her generosity and kindness.

Hugs and smiles

hollybeary creations said...

What a great layout and such a great story for it. Your Daughter is so special and she looks great with that new haircut. Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Lovin' Gals.

Paper Lovin' Gals DT

Michele said...

This is such a great story! Hits close to the heart! Tell Ashleigh that she is touching alot of people by doing this! Love your 2-pager layout too! :-)
Michele F.

wendipooh13 said...

Karen that is sooo amazing about your daughter and wanting to donate her hair. Both me and my daughter have done it and LOVE that feeling!! wonderful page to capture the moment. thanks sooo much for playing along at Child's Play!!!!

Monique Nicole Fox said...

Cute! Thanks for playing along at Childs Play Challenges.