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My big hearted little girl

Sometimes the big heart of my little girl blows me away.

Last summer she came home from Day Camp one day and told us she wants to grow her hair, then cut it, and send it away so that someone could make a wig for a little girl who lost her hair because she was sick. 
So she grew her hair and today it was finally long enough to cut and donate:

And now she starts the process again. 💗
My Mama heart is filled with joy and so is the cancer survivor part of me. 
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We have chosen to donate to Hair 360. It's Canadian and affiliated with the Canadian Cancer Society. The wigs are made FREE for recipients under age 19. Each recipient's wig is custom made according to their colour, length and style preferences. Each recipient has a say in the wig made for them. And the biggest thing for me in choosing Hair 360 is that it's all done by volunteer professionals. It's not a money maker. They are truly there to help kids in need. How cool is that?

Choosing Strength Amidst the Mess

As I sit here on our deck, enjoying a beautiful spring morning while having my quiet time, I'm tempted to post the above picture to my social media accounts. Sunny. Beautiful. Idyllic. And it's true, but reality also shows that if I look to my left, things aren't perfectly put together:

There's toys strewn about, cushions out of place, hornet spray on the coffee table, and insecticide on the fake fireplace 'hearth'. 

My cute vintage looking patio lights are tangled on the chair, waiting to be hung, and the deck needs a paint job. 

Our "Gather" banner is all wind blown and there's still a sled out behind the love seat. 

And me? I'm definitely not 'selfie ready'. I just spent 30 minutes push mowing the front yard. I'm a sweaty, no make-up wearing, grey hair overtaking, pasty skinned, mess. 
But as I read this morning, God is reminding me that He is here to fill me up with His presence. I may be tempted to focus on the hot mess aroun…