Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Locks of Love {a sweet niece's gift of love}

~ Marcy ~
A little hero with a big heart

Marcy grew and grew her hair so long because she knew it was going to have a very special purpose.
She gave her long beautiful locks to another child {for love}
This is the "Locks of Love" mission statement:
Our mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prothetics to financially disadvantaged children.

Her mother and father,  Doreen & Barry ~ and sister, Emily, looked on with joy. 


Amanda and I went to show her our support and heartfelt pride in what she was about to do!


Laura is the stylist that has previously helped donate to "Locks of Love."
She was wonderful!

The gift is "just right" and the process began.


Laura knows that putting the hair in two separate ponytails preserves more
of Marcy's remaining length to style later.

~ The making of a gift ~


~ begins in the heart ~


Locks of Love ~ from Lots of Love ~ to a lucky little child


Laura puts the finishing touches on Marcy's new style.
She loves her new look
and will always be a lil' angel to me.

Her mom and dad treated her to Friendly's that night.
I'll say she definitely deserved that yummy ice cream sundae!
Our lil' hero!

Dear friends and family,
I hope you are having a wonderful week.
Many of us have had lots and lots of snow!
Stay warm, cozy and share Lots of Love with all you know.

I'm joining everyone at Joyce's blog for


Barb said...

A beautiful child with a bountiful heart - the story of her generosity brought tears to my eyes. I know how important those long locks are to a little girl. Blessings upon her! Your photos of the process are very special, Maria.

Gloria said...

Oh my, what a sweet, beautiful girl!!! May God bless her BIG heart for giving such a wonderful gift!!!


XOXO Gloria

Julie Harward said...

She is such an angel...and that is the nicest program too. I know girls in this area who have done it too and it is a needed gift! :D

deborahspalette said...

Nothing can compare to the heart of a child. She is a doll! The new cut is adorable....Many Blessings, Deborah

Doreen said...

Thank you for such a beautiful post Maria. It means so much to our family to have this tribute to both Locks of Love and to Marcy's special day. Bless you for your kind heart in taking the time to share it with others and for surprising her with your presence on that special day!

Maria said...

IIt was an honor to be part of Marcy's "Locks of Love" day. As our aunt would say when she hugged us...
"tesoro" treasure... She is a treasure.

~Chris said...

Marcy what a special day from a special person. I am so proud of the wonderful way you love and care for others. I hope you always know that your gift will bring joy and dignity to others for a long long time.
Blessings to you... ~Uncle Chris

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

She is a beautiful child, inside and out! I love to see giving begin in childhood. I'm sure you are all very proud of her.

Amanda said...

Having been there to witness this beautiful gift, I have to say that Marcy was so brave! What a big thing to give the gift of gorgeous hair to another little girl. Love and Kisses

Linda said...

This is so sweet Maria. She definitely has a giving heart. The pictures tell such a wonderful story.

Dianne said...

My granddaughter, Ashton, did this and was so proud to be a part of such a wonderful venture.

Marcy is a beautiful little girl and I know some child is going to be so happy to be able to wear that gorgeous hair.

Let us pray for the child who receives it.


francis said...

Locks of love ... this little girl is so wise allready . She is a little angel indead.

Maria you have to look on my blog .
The give-away I won at Koralee's arrived today in rainy RotterdamHolland and lightened up
the world a little bit more.
Have a snowy-winter-week and be carefull !

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Amazing Marcy! Your gorgeous cousin did a most wonderful something. I had never heard of Locks of Love, such great idea. Marcy's hair is beautiful. I really do love Marcy's new hair cut. Looking sweet on her.
EnJOY your snow today, Maria. Will you have another snowday? I believe a snowday is not that common here (hmm, I hope this is the right word for what I mean to say).
Lots of LOVE to you, my friend, always xxxxx

The Captain's Daughter said...

What a beautiful looking young lady, and what a beautiful heart she has!

I have to tell you... I got sucked into watching the Chris Rock HBO decumentary about hair the other night. OMGoodness! I had no idea there was such a market and trade for human hair out there - it's actually a little scary! Totally off topic from your sweet post, but that show grabbed my attention the way HBO and Chris Rock usually never do!

Hugs and blessings to you and those who love you!

Rosie said...

Wow what a gift! This is exactly, what we as parents, should be teaching our children..WELL DONE!
Hope this little note finds you well.
That snappy on your previous post is spectacular!
Sending you a warm January HUG.
* * * xoxox (OK,a couple kisses too) * * * Rosie

koralee said...

What a sweet sweet little one...with such a big heart! She really is adorable inside and out!
A little boy I teach is doing the same thing..yes boy...but he has a head full of beautiful curls...

Wishing you a wonderful weekend..fill it with joy...
How is your sweet dad doing?

hugs. oxxo

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a generous little girl! She's just beautiful with her new haircut too :-)

Bela said...

Thanks, Maria! My eyes are wet and I am touched! Marcy is such an adorable God's creature!
I ask you, blessed soul Maria, to pray for Brazilian people who are living such bad moments caused by the huge amount of rain. Floods are killing many people in Rio de Janeiro.
Thanks! Love! Bela

dcrelief said...

"...and a little child shall lead them..."
Love this!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful girl with a big heart! Thanks for sharing!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

What a beautiful child...and her hair is just fabulous. Her locks of love will be such a blessing.

I have a friend that has dark thick hair that has donated it's almost grown back and I wonder if she will donate again.

I'm visiting for Friday Pretties. It's nice to meet you. I'd love to have drop by when you have a moment. ♥

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

Indie.Tea said...

Awww, she's adorable, inside and out :)