Friday, April 15, 2011

Hair Donation and Japan Relief

This week, our family continues the practice of unwrapping more of His love in this world.  It's been an eventful week, to say the least!

First of all, Walk with the Wizard for Japan Relief at my kids' school!  After my girl's participation in the Public Speaking contest a couple of weeks ago where she spoke about lighting a candle for global poverty, her principal asked her if she would like to help him organize a fundraising event at school as a benefit towards Japan Relief.  My girl, of course, eagerly said, "Yes!"

I am so awed by this grace-gift... my girl's compassionate heart, but also the fact that it shines in such a way that her principal is able to recognize her giving spirit!  With a thankful heart for this grace-gift, our family promised a matching donation to go towards Japan Relief in partnership with the school.  We are truly humbled by God's grace as He continues to work in the life of our family this year... breaking our family's heart for the things that break His heart!

So... the school's mascot is a wizard, hence the event name Walk with the Wizard.  Yesterday was the day!  Each class participated in a 20-minute walk around the track in the neighbourhood park.  Each student was encouraged to bring in their spare change to donate!

My girl came home at the end of the school day excitedly announcing that the school collectively raised, together with the matching donation, a total of just over $1350.00!!!  Wow, that is just totally awesome!

As if that's not enough excitement for one day, I had to add another exciting event to it!  Well, I took the plunge and did a hair donation!!!  For more information on hair donation, please visit the Beautiful Lengths website.

Here are before and after photos:

I've been growing my hair for a couple of years now in preparation for this.  My inspiration?  It is none other than --- my girl!  She's done it twice before and is preparing to do it for a third time this summer, after her graduation!  Didn't I already say that God has truly given her a special heart?  :-)

Here are photos of her two hair donations...

First Hair Donation, June 2007

Second Hair Donation, Summer 2009

Unwrapping more of His love in this world.
Act justly.  Love mercy.  Walk humbly with God!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That is awesome! I should have done that with the two of my girls when they had their locks chopped off this winter. It was a spur of the moment thing though so I didn't think about that until later :o(. What a beautiful and special heart your your daughter has!