Just reporting in â€“ Gary is hot and sweaty and working hard in Memphis, and I am up in Pennsylvania taking care of business (and doing a fair bit of playing!). At the moment Iâ€™m in Lancaster, visiting with son Josiah and his wife Abigail. Theyâ€™re still sleeping, so Iâ€™m taking the opportunity to do a little catching up!
First things first, thoughâ€¦.
We had a GREAT weekend in Nashville, visiting with friends John and Rosie Stoner, and even managed to connect with another Sower couple that live in the area. We left on Nashville on Monday, had a nice overnight in Memphis and then I flew off to PA while Gary stayed behind to do that Carpenters for Christ project.
But even before thatâ€¦..
We had a wonderful send-off from Teen Challenge. We were honored at a staff breakfast early on Friday and then several of the boys put on a skit about life with Brother Gary and Miss Stephanie in the kitchen. It was pretty cute â€“ here â€œweâ€ areâ€¦.
It was (as mentioned) hard to say good-bye to our dear friends and our â€œboysâ€, but we were soon done moping and were quite enjoying being on the road. Ah, the road before us â€“ (and itâ€™s not interstate â€“ always a welcome sight!)
OK â€“ so itâ€™s more like foothills, but hey, weâ€™ve been FLORIDA for a long time!
Locks of Love â€“
Back in March when my long hair was beginning to drive me a little crazy, I realized that I was closing in on having enough length to make a contribution to Locks of Love, an organization that supplies wigs to kids with hair loss. I decided to â€œtough it outâ€ (thatâ€™s what they have those big hair clips for, right?), and wait until I got to PA to see if indeed I had the required 10 inches. Here I am on one of those rare occasions of Hair Down.
And from the backâ€¦..
Yep, it was crazy long (for me anyway!)
Gary kept measuring it for me, and I wasnâ€™t sure Iâ€™d have the ten inches needed, but the closer I got to my hair appointment, the more excited I was about cutting my hair!
The big dayâ€¦.
My 10 inchesâ€¦..(so glad it doesn’t look so gray in the ponytail! But rest assured they won’t be using my hair for a sweet 10 year old’s wig! It will be sold to help with expenses)
And while Iâ€™m not sure this is the best picture of the New Do, itâ€™s all I have right now â€“
Ta Da â€“ drum roll, pleaseâ€¦..
(Ok, those of you who have known me for years and years are saying, â€œhey, thatâ€™s the haircut she always had!â€ 🙂 I guess the little spikey do will have to wait until next time!)
Think Gary will recognize his new wife?