I feel like God has truly been refining my heart so much these past weeks and revealing Himself in a way that I never anticipated. He has been orchestrating everything and I have been seeing His fingerprints all over, which is such an encouragement during this time. For example, we met a young girl named Demie during our stay at the hospital (she was the young girl with Hazel in one of the photos in the last post). She had such an uplifting and cheerful spirit and really took Hazel under her wing. Every free moment these girls had was spent with each other, and Hazel absolutely adores her! On top of that, my other kids came to visit Hazel, and Demie happened to be playing with us at the time. At first I could tell they were unsure about her; and Elizabeth even exclaimed, "Mom, she's bald!", for everyone to hear. But after getting to know her, they all became fast friends. I truly believed this eased the fears Micah and Elizabeth had about their sister losing her hair; and when we explained the upcoming haircut to Hazel, we told her she could look just like Demie! Once she understood that, she became so excited at this prospect! And now she tells everyone, "I look like Demie!"
When the time came to take the plunge, Aaron decided to shave his head first, to show Hazel it was safe, and even a little fun. He let all the kids take a turn shaving, which they all enjoyed. Then it was Hazel's turn, and she did great! Aaron took his time and she kept saying how much it tickled. Then Micah (bless his little heart) told me that he didn't want his sister to feel left out and that he should shave his hair too. So off it went! Elizabeth also said, " I want to be bald! Really bad!" But I told her I could only handle one of my daughters being bald at a time, but maybe she and I could go and get short haircuts together. She relented at the moment, but has continued asking to be bald, everyday! She has just melted my heart! Here are a few pictures from the party...Hope you enjoy!