Even in the little things…
Until a few hours ago, I had really, really long hair. It reached the small of my back. It had been… I think about a year and a half since I got a haircut. Part of the problem is that I trust only one guy to cut my hair, and he works in Old Town Scottsdale, which is, in good traffic, a 50 minute drive from my house. So, it’s the cost of a cut, plus babysitting, plus time… I just rarely get around to getting my hair taken care of, even when I really want to.
My husband really likes it when I have long hair, but I was getting highly annoyed with it. It was just too long. I was surprised when, a week and a half ago or so, upon returning from a haircut (from the same guy) he told me that he had told the hair stylist that I would be coming in soon to get a cut, and that I’d probably want it about collarbone length. Shocked, actually, I was. Martin and I hadn’t even discussed it, and that was the length I wanted, but I was hesitant to tell Martin, as that would require me chopping about a foot off of my beloved-by-him hair.
So, yesterday, I was getting ready for church, and I thought, “Oh, I’d so love to get my hair done before Martin gets back tomorrow. Wish there was a way…”
After church, I was chatting with my dear friend, Holly. Holly and I have known each other since we were both 15 (twenty years ago!!! How time does fly), and really didn’t like each other. Things have improved dramatically since then. 😀 Anyways, she says to me, “I was looking at you this morning… Here’s what I’d like to do. I’m still on short-term disability and don’t have to go into work until next Monday. How ’bout I come over tomorrow morning and watch your kids while you go get a haircut?”
Wow. My jaw dropped. 😮
So, I called Rique that afternoon, and he did have a slot available at just the exact right time… after Holly’s own doctor appointment, and before my own.
Here I sit with my fresh new haircut, feeling like, yet again, God is taking care of me, and showing concern for my own concerns, even in the littlest of little things. And, my hubby comes home this evening… Woo hoo!!
I’m just happy.
And, now, with all the energy that simply being happy gives to me, I’m going to go fold laundry. 🙂
Edited to add pics, because taking pics of myself is one of my favorite things to do. 🙄