Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Momma's hair

1980's hair
My Mom has always had AMAZING hair. She has always had big, blonde hair.  It is her signature.

Momma is always put together and won't leave the house without her hair done and makeup on.  This comes from being raised as a hair dresser's daughter.  
17th year anniversary photo-- 70's hair
1990's Hair
With Mom's new cancer treatment she has lost all of her hair.  It's been quite the experience for all of us.  Mom looks great in her wigs.  She has blonde, brunette, red.....and looks cute in all of them.    Many people don't even know they are wigs.
Momma in her blonde wig
My dad had to help momma cut off her hair in December.  It was a tangled mess of hair falling out caught up with hair struggling to stay in.... Momma was laughing and dad was crying through this ordeal.    My brother Adam, helped with the hair shaving act and finished getting rid of the loose stragglers, giving mom a bald pate....just like his..... ( I need a picture of that)
 Through all of this my mom has been positive and grateful.   No lie.
There is something awe inspiring about a bald head on  a cancer patient..............
MY sweet niece, Rachel wrote this about mom's hair.......
"Her hair being gone means she is willing to fight no matter what. It means she is going to be bigger than life by fighting death, just like her hair. And that's how I know everything will be ok. Because she is powerful like her hair. She is important. She is strong. She is amazing"

I agree with Rachel................ Mom is amazing, with or without her hair.


Lauren said...

What a beautiful post. Thanks for sharing this with everyone :)

Aussiemuminthekitchen said...

she sounds like a really neat lady! I think it's awesome that she can rock the red, brumette and blonde wigs!

Si said...

I love your mom.
What a beautiful thought from Rachel too :)

Teri said...

Amen. She IS amazing!

Kimi said...

I wouldn't expect anything less from Sheri, but it's still so inspiring to know she's exactly who I thought she was.

Rachel said it so well. The no hair is symbolic of her determination to fight. And with a smile on her face, no less!

I hope she knows how important people like her are to people like us. When the hard stuff comes around, I hope I can be just like Sheri.

Brooke Shoko said...

I love these photos and I love Sheri! Who doesn't. Keeping her in my prayers!

Lesley said...

Your mom is beautiful... and she has always had beautiful hair. She looks so young in the picture where she is wearing that cute wig... wait a minute; your mom has always looked young :) I wish her and all of you the very, very best!!