My good friend Julann has been putting different color streaks in her hair for the past six months or more. Not all over her head, just a few here and there in the bottom layers of her beautiful red hair. I have always thought it was cool.
When I received confirmation from clinicians at Kaiser that I was going to lose my hair during my chemo treatments, I decided there was no time like the present to imitate Julann's prowess and give my locks a new look.
I posted the following on Julann's Facebook page: "I think my hair needs some purple streaks before chemo." Little did I know that several of my neighborhood friends would join me, hosted by Julann at her house last night.
We were also joined in by my sister-in-law, Kelly, who also put streaks in her hair. Darin was there too (We tried to get him to die his beard half purple, half pink - but he was not up for it.) Having Darin and Kelly there was so incredibly special.
So last night, I posted on my Facebook page, that I was dawning "my war paint". I have to say that never was there a girl so lucky to have such great friends who would dawn the war paint right along with me. I have been truly touched by all the love and support in all of its many facets since my journey started but never have I felt more adored than I did last night.
Thank you ladies, those there in spirit and support, and the daughters that participated too, Charli, Piper and my Maddie. While I know I had "my moment" (Jean, my colleague at Rady Children's, would be proud), I do not think I will ever be able to express to you how much you mean to me or how much I will always cherish that "moment". Love you!