Tuesday, December 06, 2011




A little humor at my expense first…


Twenty comments on that post about Itty Bit cutting my hair – and eleven of you want to see pictures of the damage???


Seriously you guys?  ELEVEN?


Y’all want to torture me and feel a wee bit better about your untrimmed by your kindergartener locks?


Let me just put it this way… when you have curls as crazy as mine… the only upside is that they can hide.  A. Lot.

Like when your kid goes Edward Scissorhands on the single curl that was sticking straight out.  Yeah, like that.


So imagine this… except that the “accidental black" is now lightened up considerably, especially on the GRAY.  Thankyouverymuch.



(see that curl across my face?  yep… gone)


But seriously… eleven of you oughta be ashamed ;)

(that includes my little sister who commented – girl, I’m gonna shoot your butt)


For the record… Itty Bit got a stern talking-to – not because I’m vain about that crazy mess on my head, but because I was terrified that he would be similarly “helpful” with a classmate.






And the thing that has been occupying the WORRY spot in my mind for the last month…

As you are reading this, we are likely on the road to Mr. Daddy’s biopsy appointment.



I don’t even like to see it in print.



This wife wants to see her husband happy and healthy and leaving snarky comments on her blog for a long, long time to come.  I can’t think much past that because I fall apart.


A sweet reader left this comment earlier and I re-read it tonight and clung to it:

"Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior...."                                                                     Isaiah 43:1b-3a



If you would, please say a prayer for that stubborn redneck of mine.  We could really use some good news right now.



But let’s take a minute to appreciate just how much little kids take in… Poor Itty Bit, I lost it tonight when he asked me about the tests:

“They put a needle in his neck?”


“And then they take his head out?????”





But what is GOOD?  Is that your votes got us in the Top Ten for the Tiny Prints contest!  Now we just need to win it!

Christmas for Timothy


I know y’all are probably sick to death of me bugging you about it, but the voting only lasts a week and you can vote everyday.  If you only knew the story behind how we got this far, you would agree that it’s a miracle.


Right now, the lead card has something like 121 votes and we have 49.  We’re tied for seventh place, but I know we can get the word out and close the gap!


Please, it may be the most meaningful few clicks you do today… a vote that puts us one step closer to the prize money for the Morning Star Foundation Home.




Little Timothy has been released from the hospital but is not doing well.  Another baby girl is in the beginning stages of heart failure.


This is not a huge organization – these are personal friends of ours who are helping sick babies.  In the trenches - giving life-saving care to those who might otherwise not know any in their short lifetime. 


This money can go far… can you imagine it coming from bloggers all over the world?


Please join us and vote – each Facebook account can vote once daily.  We would love if you would share with your FB friends, tweet, blog, however you can to get the word out.


Please consider voting here :)


We love you guys – we covet your prayers and are thankful for you!





Katie said...

Praying all goes well with the biopsy and you get the best results possible! (((Hugs)))

Lois Christensen said...

I hope all goes well with the biopsy! As a fellow curly hair person, I understand your worries about your hair! And I'm going to look at the page now to vote! Enjoy your day! Thanks for the visit!

Pam D said...

Praying over you now, and trusting in God to give you peace.
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10.
May you feel His hands holding yours today.... xoxox....

Unknown said...

Mr. Daddy will be fine. I know this. He knows how to laugh and that is the best medicine, even Jesus said so. I am telling everyone to go vote and I mean everyone. Oh just that small curl?? Yeah hardly noticeable, I of course speak as another curly headed woman with more hair then head.. ahem..

Janie Fox said...

I voted!!

~Kristin~ said...

Oh no....your hair? yikes.
I have a little guy like that!

Praying for your man.

May God who knows all of the outcomes.
Bless you and keep you.

Love, Kristin

Nancy said...

Your post brought me up with the story of your hair-stylist-in-training story, then I came crashing down with the new of your hubby.

I'm sure all will fine and good -- no matter the outcome. Sending good thoughts of health to you and your family, Rachel. xoxo

deb duty said...

I will be thinking about you today. And I'm off to vote now! And by the way that is a beautiful photo of you!

Stacy said...

Mr. Daddy, our thoughts and prayers are with you today. You all have had enough on your plates this year. I will be praying for a healthy prognosis.

Bethany said...

I figured your curls would hide a lot. You curly ladies don't know how good you've got it. ;)

Praying for you all this morning. Keep hanging on. I don't think it was an accident that this was the "verse of the day" sent to my email. I'm praying it over you.

"You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!" Isaiah 26:3

Floortime Lite Mama said...

Dear God please please please make the wonderful Mr Daddy totally fine
Rachel even in the midst of your difficulties you find some time to think of other people - definitely going there to vote again
love u

Unknown said...

Yeah...I'll admit it I was one of the eleven who wanted a picture. It certainly would have made me feel better seeing someones else with whacked out hair. I needed some consolation for the time when I let my sister trim my bangs. She kept trimming and trimming trying to get them even.

Eventually they were about 1/4 inch long. I CRIED. Because the next day was the first day of 8th grade. I looked like that guy, I think it was Herman(?), off the Adams Family.
Now it is hilarious...back then not so much.

I'm praying for Mr. Daddy and you today. Our God is BIG and He is right there with you. May I suggest Psalms 91. I always find that one comforting when I am going through a tough time.

Michelle Pixie said...

Prayers are coming your way!! He is tough and will breeze through this. XOXO

One more reason that curly hair is awesome! I don't think I have ever heard of a child being brazen enough to cut a lock of their Momma's hair! And I thought I had heard and seen it all...after all I was a hairstylist for years. LOL

LaVonne said...

Praying for your hubby and the biopsy. My sister in law is scheduled to get her brain tumor removed on the 8th. Keep her in your prayers, please? :)


Krulls in Haiti said...

Praying for GOOD news today!!!

GunDiva said...

70 votes!

I hope they don't take Mr. Daddy's head off with the needle :) But keep Itty Bit away from the surgical scissors during the biopsy, Lord knows what he'd snip off while trying to be helpful.

Seriously, Mr. Daddy, it's about darn time you submitted to the biopsy so that the rest of us can breathe easy.

Love you guys!

Danielle said...

Definately praying.
And I guess since I have lame, sucky, flat hair, you'd be able to tell that a peice was cut out! All us straight haired people envy your "crazy curls"! ;)

And you can't blame us for wanting a picture of your embarrassment! You usually post the embarrassing pictures anyway! :P

Kmama said...

Prayers, prayers, prayers. I was wondering where things were with Mr. Daddy. PLEASE keep us updated.

I tried to vote earlier, but it said I already voted, so I'm off to try again.

Anonymous said...

Praying all went well with the biopsy.

Brandi said...

Praying, praying, praying for good results!!! Hang in there!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Oh sweetie, I just came over to thank ya for your sweet visit today and bestow my heart, the prayers needed here....whew!!!

Brings me to my knees darlin' I too join in with others here in liftin Mr. Daddy. We serve a mighty God.

God bless ya'll and know your not alone, your prayer warriors are many!

Emmy said...

Prayers coming your husband's way! And glad they aren't going to take his head off. Too funny.

I voted again!

My oldest had curly hair when he was little and I would just take scissors and trim it wherever I wanted and it looked good because it was so curly it didn't really matter :)

Liz Mays said...

Sorry about the scissor chop! And I'll be praying for your sweet hubs, and now I'm going to vote for you!

Anonymous said...

Prayin' for you Gus...

He & Me + 3 said...

YOu are just beautiful! Inside and out. I love that scripture! One of my favorites and every bit truth. He is with you and your family every step of the way. I have been in that position waiting for the biopsy to come back. Praying for you.

stephanie said...

praying praying praying!!!

Angie Vik said...

Maybe Itty Bit will grow up to a world class hair stylist and you will have helped to give him his start.
Hoping your husband's tests go well.

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

Oh, Itty Bit, you're a funny kid!

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