Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Today.....


I get to go to the salon!!

I'm sure to some of you that's no big deal. For me....its huge. I know...its the little things. During our adoption processes there were little things the Lord asked us to give up. Things like eating out, entertainment, etc. Minor things in our minds in comparison to what we were gaining. A child! A child who didn't have a family. For me there was more then just the money involved in this. For me it was a heart thing. I wanted a tangible reminder of my precious child who would be giving up so much more then I ever could. It was just my thing. During Silas' adoption I gave up Starbucks. It had kind of become an obsession, maybe bordering on an idol for me. So I gave it up cold turkey. No one told me I had to, I didn't have some revelation from God but really it was a thing I needed to do for me. I didn't really tell anyone, some found out because it had been such a huge thing in my life it was kind of hard not to notice. Those that knew would do really sweet things like buy me Starbucks gift cards or treat me to Starbucks. It was sweet. I didn't realize how much I'd spent on my Starbucks coffee stops until I did away with it. I never have returned to that daily (sometimes twice daily) visit to Starbucks so I guess doing away with it did leave a bit of a permanent impression on me.

With Zahra's adoption it didn't really occur to me that I should pick something else to give up. Last June David and I made a quick trip to Phoenix to wrap up some things there. I made an appt with my absolute FAVORITE hairdresser that I miss greatly. During my time in her chair as we were talking I had a bit of an AH HA moment. I decided that would be the last time I did anything to my hair until we had Zahra home. As I wrote out the check for my time at the salon I realized how much I'd save if I didn't make that twice quarterly visit. A friend here offered to trim my hair for me about half way through my new found "lent", I took her up on it.


But TODAY I go to the salon. Back to my gal I haven't seen in over a year. Today I shall be refreshed. I'm sure my hair will thank me. :) Do I plan to get my hair done every six weeks? No. But I do enjoy the occasional spoiling and I'll be honest. I can't wait.

5 comments:

Kim said...

I bet you can't wait! Enjoy your relaxing time at the salon!

Alison said...

I love getting my hair done too. I try to stretch in to only 3 times a year, but sometimes it is 4. Why does it have to be so expensive to highlight hair?!!! :)

Debb said...

I just went to the salon today too! Amazing how "pampered" you can feel! You gotta show pics post-salon, girl! ;) Hope you had a terrific time and enjoyed every moment!!!

MamaMimi said...

I almost just said, "I couldn't do that". But I could. I wouldn't LIKE it!!! But I could. I think ;) Hehee! I'm a hairstylist so that would be a HUGE challenge for me. But I do like that idea of giving something up in recognition of what your children are giving up.

Jolene said...

I just got my pedi done (took my 9 yr old with me) and its been a long 18 months since I last did it...I never get my hair done (evah!) so treating myself to a pedi was so nice!

I can't wait to get my Dalton home! All the scraping and scrimping will be worth it!