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Top Posts of 2011 Number 4 – Locks of Love

As I shared yesterday, my plan is to provide links to the top Stretched posts from 2011 over the next couple of weeks.  This provides an excellent opportunity for me to take a small break during the holidays, and it also provides an incredible opportunity for you to catch up on things you may have missed over the past year.  I hope you’ll hop on over to the original post, so you can read the entire post and add your comments to the existing comments string.

The 4th most popular Stretched post from 2011 was a post about my daughter and her sacrificial gift.  The post is titled Locks of Love.  Here’s an excerpt to get you going:

Locks of Love

The generous heart of my daughter never ceases to amaze me.  As you can see by the pictures, Hannah decided several months ago to grow her hair out, so she could donate to Locks of Love.  Locks of Love provides wigs for children who are facing hair loss for various reasons.  Hair is a big deal for girls, women, and kids.  So when Hannah decided to have her hair cut so someone else could enjoy a head of hair, it was quite a sacrifice – at least in my mind.

To read the rest of this post and to see more pictures of Hannah’s transformation, head on over to the original Locks of Love post.

When and where was the last time you got your haircut?

What was one of your favorite posts this year?


December 22, 2011 - Posted by | blog spotlight, family, heart, life, locks of love, looking back, parenting, stretch, thoughts


  1. Here is a funny story. I love long hair on girls. My eldest daughter just turned 18 and her hair is her favorite thing about herself. So much so that she had a clunker of a car that was given to her for her senior year and she asked that we give it to Purple Heart or just get rid of it a couple months ago.

    Why would a teenager ask her parents to get rid of this car she truly liked? Her answer was simple. The voting was happening for yearbook ‘Bests’ and she didn’t want to win Worst Car. Not because she was embarrassed, but because she really wanted to win Best Hair and one can only be voted in for one thing in the yearbook voting.

    Well she got her wish. She won best hair just last week. Then, the very next day unbeknownst to me, she went and had it cut off for Locks of Love. As much as she loved and felt identified by her beautiful hair, she tells those that tell her she’s crazy for cutting it off that some other little girl will be wearing that beautiful hair now.

    Now she is even more beautiful in a different way.

    Comment by Mark Falcone | December 22, 2011 | Reply

    • Stretch Mark, This is such an awesome story! It’s amazing how much our kids can teach us. (Great to hang with you last night.)

      Comment by jonstolpe | December 22, 2011 | Reply

  2. […] shared about Detours that she has experienced over the past year or two.  On Thursday, I shared the 4th most popular Stretched post of 2011 – Locks of Love – about my daughter’s generous donation.  And finally and […]

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