Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Going, Going, Gone

A couple of weeks ago my hair started shedding more, so I decided to be proactive and have my husband shave it off. I wasn't sure how this part of the journey would be. Since then, I have been pretty okay, since my wonderful husband says I look beautiful bald--he's the greatest! I have not bought a wig yet, and am sticking with hats. This has just been another humbling part of this journey.

On the upside: It will be fun to watch it grow back and try some new hairstyles I never would have tried before. The doctors have told me that hair often grows back different initially. So I might get to try curly, dark hair for awhile:)

Thought I would share a few pics of my transformation. It sure does cut down on getting ready--no hair drying or styling!




38 comments:

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

God bless you, Kelly. I can only imagine how much of an inspiration you are to those reading & following this journey with you.

Katrina said...

Oh, Kelly, you *do* look absolutely beautiful. But even more beautiful is your strength and your faith in God. You are an inspiration.

Kim said...

I echo what Katrina has stated...what is beautiful is a godly woman facing a difficult trial, praising God, loving Him, and being joyful in the process. You radiate true beauty in the deepest meaning of the word.

I appreciate your testimony to God's great strength and power in your life...this is the power of Christ in you.

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

After the initial shock of losing my hair, it was the most liberating thing EVER! No fuss, no muss in the morning, and it was so nice in the summer when it was hot.

I agree with your husband...you look great without hair. Some people have really knobby, bumpy heads, but yours looks beautiful.

My hair came back exactly the same, and you would never know that I lost mine to begin with! You have such a great attitude, and I am continuing to pray for you...

Xandra

Leslie said...

Wow, hairless Kelly looks great!!

Elle said...

You tempt me to shave my own head and see if my cheekbones and facial structure would look as amazing as yours! More than that, you stand as a sister in Christ encouraging me through your example to press forward in the race He has given to me. Heb 12:1-3, friend. Thanks for being a blessing to us.

Jenn said...

You do look beautiful for so many reasons! Thanks for sharing this with us. (Your husband did a great job, BTW)!

Susanne said...

You are beautiful inside and out, Kelly. Your radiate the Lord through your trial and are a real inspiration!

Kim said...

What a gorgeous momma! No escaping that beautiful smile :)

My eyes immediately filled with tears when I saw this picture but it was not because of your bald head but rather the glorious light of Christ in your eyes!

"Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be completely lighted, as when the light of a lamp shines on you." Luke 11:36

Lori said...

You are so beautiful girl. I second Kelly's comments above me. Your eyes say it all---they said "I AM GOD'S GIRL!"

Hugs

Jenny in Ca said...

wow Kelly, you are beautiful!

Alicia said...

You're husband speaks the truth. Not many people could pull off that look. You look lovely, even if you never planned on this hairstyle.

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

Oh, Kelly you are beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! I am just catching up on your journey. (I have not been much of a blogger lately)

Your words have blessed me. You have brought it all back to Christ. I just read your blog's theme verse yesterday, "They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the Lord was my support. He also brought me out into a spacious place; He delivered me because He delighted in me." Psalm 18:18-19

Love you and will be praying for you! May God be glorified through it all!

Lisa writes... said...

You are beautiful! Those who look to the Lord are radiant--and such you are!

Mindy said...

you are beautiful.

Linda said...

You look beautiful!
Blessings,
Linda

Susie said...

So beautiful Kelly! You are in my prayers and in my thoughts. Thanks for sharing your pretty pics with us! Sounds like you have a pretty amazing hubby:)

Elise said...

He shines through you, my friend. I haven't visited (anyone!) in so long, and now I've come here to catch up on this... you are in my family's prayers- we have a prayer basket we all draw from at every meal prayer, and your precious name is there. I send love... xoxo

Mocha with Linda said...

I just realized I had not visited or heard from you in awhile - after your summer break my fall was out of whack due to my mom's death.

Wow - I had no idea this was happening. I am definitely keeping up with you more closely.

And you do look absolutely beautiful. You have such a sweet smile, and God is just shining out through you.

Blessings, my blog friend.

Natalie said...

There is a light shining on the inside out that no physical beauty can match. Kelly, you are beautiful!

Kelly N said...

I remember when my mom got to this point in her battle with breast cancer. She was as beautiful as you are! She is now almost 6 years cancer free, run the race...you will win!

Paula said...

Your inner beauty is shining so bright. The way you are walking through this journey is and will speak volumes of God's amazing love. Hair or no hair...you are gorgeous.

Prayers!!

Jill said...

Kelly, I have been in a blog rut for a long time and not been blog-hopping. Wow, what a year 2009 has been for you thus far!

You are beautiful and courageous sharing your journey with the world. Your new haircut really makes your eyes stand out, and really radiate joy inside...what a testimony. I will be praying for you and looking forward to watching you kill those cancer cells and be a blessing to all those you come in contact with!

Courtney @ splashing grace said...

I'm visiting from the married to the ministry blog roll.

you are beautiful, hair or no hair!

praying for you...

Linda said...

Just checking in with you. Are you doing okay? I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter.
Blessings,
Linda

Cyndi said...

Kelly, I just wanted to stop by and let you know I'm praying, and you look SO beautiful!! Wow! I know God is doing great things...

Praise and Coffee said...

You are one beautiful woman!
Hugs,
Sue

Everyday Mommy© said...

Absolutely breath-taking. You're gorgeous, outside and where it counts.

Kimberly said...

Kelly,
I am so glad I stopped by here tonight. I had no idea that you had been diagnosed with cancer. Please know that I am and will be praying for you. And I agree with everyone else here...you look beautiful.

Love and prayers,
Kimberly

Mocha with Linda said...

I've been thinking about you and wondering how you are doing. . . .

Mississippi Girl said...

Just thinking about you and how you are! Hope things are going well..

Elise said...

Thinking of you... stopping in to let you know I'm still praying. Hope you're doing well! (((Kelly)))

Kim said...

Kelly, how are you? I have been praying for you. I have not heard anything new from you in a while and pray you are enduring through the chemo and doing okay. Is your address the same as the one I have? I wanted to send something.

Kim

Alicia said...

Praying for you Kelly.

Deidre said...

Hi Kelly!

How are you? I have been thinking of you ... God even woke me in the middle of the night last night and placed you on my heart. I am praying for you!

Mocha with Linda said...

Just checking in and wondering how you are doing.

Kimberly said...

I was thinking of you...wanting to see how you are doing. Know that I am praying for you.
Love and prayers,
Kimberly

christinab said...

Dear Kelly, just wondering have you ever living in Clarksville Tn or Hopkinsville Ky?? You look veryvery firmiliar. Just wondering you can email me at: transformed_bygrace@yahoo.com PS You look beautiful, breast cancer runs in our family. You are in my paryers!!