Just in Time!
I woke up yesterday morning and washed my hair. As I was styling it - I noticed that I had a bunch of hair on my hands. It has begun. I am starting to lose my hair!
So, my Scarf Shower last night was very timely.
Liz Hale and Betsy Hintze put it together and invited some of my beautiful girlfriends that all came bearing gifts of headware and helpful items to help me try to feel somewhat pretty and like a girl over the coming months.
The shower was at Liz Hale's condo meeting room and it was - of course - decorated beautifully. There were lots of great treats and goodies - a wonderful spread.
Some of the girls wore pink. You know me. I am going to have to learn to love pink like everyone else now that I have this breast cancer thing. Marian Decker told me that wearing pink once she lost her hair made her feel better. I'm sure that will be the case with me as well.
I received so many great scarves and some really cute caps and hats. There were also a couple of things - just for fun - from Betsy - a lovely blue curly wig and a tie-dye scarf with long blond braids attached. They are too funny.
Alex Bennion sent a beautiful cap she made and Don Taylor made sure I got a tye-die Gilligan hat before he left for Italy. I got some great scarves from American Apparel that will work really well, some really good hand sanitizer and even some eyelashes if mine decide to fall out.
Natalie Mano ordered some stamps for me online with a picture of me and my dog Atticus and gave me some note cards and thank you cards. I will really need these as I am going to have to send many thank you's for all of the many gifts and services I am collecting.
At the end of the evening, we all posed for a group picture with everyone wearing one of the scarves I was given. What a great group of girls!
I know that dealing with breast cancer and the treatment is no fun. I have to say, though, that I am feeling rather spoiled at the moment.
Everyone could not be more kind and gracious to me. I feel so special and loved. I hope you all can feel this way - but not have to go through breast cancer to feel it - just like Natalie's Mother said.
Thanks so much to all of you!