Tuesday, September 11, 2018


For years now Mr Nielson has been cutting my hair.
Little trims here and there, you know nothing big.
He really does a wonderful job!
It wasn't until recently-like within the past few years
 when I had bangs cut by my friend Amber, that Mr Nielson
took over the job and began cutting my bangs too.
 After living at the ranch I could clearly see where
he was getting his inspiration from:
Did you know cows have bangs?  Like super cute short bangs. 
 And when I say super cute, I mean super cute for a COW.
Sometimes after a bang trim he'd say:
"this is seriously the best cut I've done",
then I would get out of the shower and not leave the house for
 approximately 5-7 days until the bangs grew out a bit.
I asked my new friend Sarah who
 works at a Salon to teach Mr Nielson to cut my bangs,
(but we call them bang-bangs around my house thanks to
Claire who started calling them that around age five).
Anyway, it was a very educational evening for all of us.
* * * * * * * *
I remember very distinctively where I was on September 11, 2001
when I heard of the attacks back east.
I remember turning on the TV and watching live as a plane crashed
into the second tower in New York City.
  I will never forget how sick I felt.
I remember feeling confused and mad and then totally overwhelmed.
I was 8 months pregnant with Claire and worried about bringing
a beautiful innocent baby girl into the world after such hateful acts.
I love how time can heal wounds and heartache- it can't take it away,
but it can certainly help.

"Remove any of your fear with faith.
Trust the power of God to guide you"