Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Don King Issues

Today my Aunt Sandy practically forced me into the car to go look for a "cranial prosthesis"! Needless to say, this was not like a trip to the spa or hairdresser for me. All the way, I am having visions of past Halloween mishaps and talent show boys trying to look like girls with long flowing fake blonde hair! Sandy meanwhile is reading a scripture about God knowing all the the hairs on my head. I wondered if that counted with cranial prosthesis too?? So we walk in and are directed to a back room. Dona was out for the day, but a wonderful woman Nelly helped us. It was God's timing because four of her five sisters have delt with breast cancer in their past and she has a calling for helping women now. She sat me right down and started pulling out hair stuck in neat boxes. (By the way, one of the first thigs she told me was I needed to wear some more make-up and put on some little earrings...I thought I would try it if it would take the attention off my new hair). When she placed the first wig on my head, and looked in the mirror, I thought I was (and I am not making this up) Don King. Frosted blonde and brown hair was sticking up everwhere. After she styled it and picked at it, it actually looked okay. It was still a little puffy until Aunt Sandy came over and pushed her hands down on my head to flatten it. I should have been worried when I could not feel her hands since the hair was so big! After several more to try on, we found two that closely resembled my hair. Sandy also piled in at least a dozen sun hats, caps, and a turban (yes, there was at least one that resembled a turban the sales woman insisted I would love at night). All that to say that my hair has still not fallen out, so the next time you see me do not stare at my head. In fact, let's just make it a rule to never stare at my head! I am glad it is over! Thank you for all the prayers...and yes, I am quite certain that God even knows the hairs on my cranial prosthesis! "And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered." Matthew 10:30

... Jess

2 comments:

Bruce Adams said...

Hi Jessica,
My name is Bruce Adams. My family and I attend LABC along with your Aunt Sandy. Additionally both my boys attended Wood , so we go way back with her. I could go on and on about how wonderful she is but you already know that and this note is for you.
I first heard about you a few weeks ago in my Mens Sunday School class at LABC . We didn't know your name , only that you were ill and that you were related to Sandy. You have been in our prayers each week since. This next week I will be able to fill everyone in about your situation. This blog is really a great way to inform and allow other to reach out to you who don't really know you.

I just wanted to let you know that you will continue to be in the prayers of my class and my family .

God Bless you.

Bruce

Anonymous said...

MY DEAR SWEEAT JESSICA AND JAKE. YOU WILL NEVER KNOW THE LOVE AND ADMIRATION I HAVE FOR YOU BOTH. YOU ARE THE PERFECT COUPLE, THE PERFECT PARENTS, YOU TWO ARE THE PEOPLE I WANT TO BE LIKE, AS GRANDPA ALWAYS SAYS "YOU ARE MY HEROS. AND GOD IS WITH YOU EVERY SECOND OF THE DAY.. JUST LOOK WHAT GREATNESS HE HAS GAVE TO OUR LIFES,JUST SINCE WE FOUND OUT ABOUT YOUR CANCER.. (AND SOME PEOPLE THINK CANCER IS BAD..) IT HAS SHOULD ME MORE NOW THAN EVER HE IS A WONDERFUL GOD.. I LOVE YOU BOTH SO MUCH.. AUNT PAM