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Thursday, April 23, 2009

This past Sunday, when Lily and I got back from the "hair raising", Yana shyly told me, "Now I kind of wish that I had done it." I explained to her that she still could! But I suggested that she wait a couple of days so she could think about it, and then she could let me know. We would just send her hair to Locks of Love.
Well, on Tuesday I was at Panera (my favorite place to study and pray), and in walked the wonderful hairdresser who had cut Lily's hair. I walked over to her to thank her again for making Lily's experience so positive. She told me that a friend of hers got her hair cut that day and now her two daughters also wanted to donate their hair. I laughed and told her that Yana wanted to donate her hair as well. She was thrilled and offered to cut Yana's hair, too.

So, today was the big day and I have to say that I think Nyana (the hairdresser) did a fabulous job! Here are Yana's "before" pictures.



Here is our wonderful hairdresser, Nyana, cutting Yana's hair.



And here's sweet Yana, after her haircut! I think that it looks wonderful!! And I love, love, love that special smile!






Okay, so I know that I am totally biased, but really...could they be any sweeter?!


After Yana's haircut, Nyana told me that the woman whom she was with at Panera was a good friend who had had breast cancer. This friend was the reason why Nyana had volunteered her time at the benefit. Nyana told me that her friend was extremely encouraged by the things that I shared when we met at Panera. I was encouraged, as well! Who but God could have arranged that meeting...my sweet Yana was given the chance to give her hair, Nyana's friend was greatly encouraged, and we made a new friend (and definitely found a new hairdresser!).

By the way, Nyana wouldn't take any money for Yana's haircut. She simply wanted to give her time for the sake of those with cancer. What a special woman!

8 comments:

Waitingfaithfully said...

What a wonderful testimony of God's perfect timing! Thank you Sarah for speaking life to someone in need at your God appointed meeting! Thank you Lord for giving Yana the desire of her heart . . . all to help someone in need!

Please tell Yana that I love her new haircut! So cute. The picture of your big girls together is beautiful. Look at those smiles!

Love you friend! What a special post.

Blessings~

Tina

Tammy said...

I love it when God sets up meetings! Yana's hair is adorable! I love the curls. :)

Jill and Rick said...

Yana, your haircut is SO cute!

& Sarah, what a great way to start a Saturday, reading about how God had placed you where you needed to be, when you needed to be there.

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Jill

Gwen said...

This is such a great story of love and service. And, I love Yana's new haircut!! Such beautiful girls, inside and out! :)

James, Dawn and Family said...

Yana,
Your hair is very cute. The only problem is now you look much older & very mature. What a great gift you have given someone. Dawn

Our China Starfish said...

Yana's hair does look great! What a flattering cut!!! :) You are right- they really couldn't be any sweeter!

Kimi said...

Beautiful! You have such kind hearted and giving children....you know they get that from their Mama :-). You set a wonderful example for them.

Love you,
Kim

Mrs. L. said...

The girls look so cute and so grow up. What an awesome deed they have done in their young lives. What a blessing they are. It's so cool to see God using us for Him.
Blessings,
Sarah

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