Sunday, October 12, 2008
Cassidy was born in June 2004 and her Sisterlocks were born just 4 1/2 years later! We are thrilled to be able to start out her locs early, knowing that by the time she is 8 or 9 her locs will be long and healthy and she will have so many options with her natural hair. I don't think it would be fair for me to debut Cassidy here without her input, so I brought her over to the computer and she hopped up into my lap as we scrolled though all of your pictures and stories. She said to me, "All those girls have locs like me? I want mine to be down to "here" like hers, and beautiful like "hers", and I want some of them pretty earings in my hair too mama"! Thanks to all of you, Cassidy is so proud of her natural hair. Some things I will never be able to give my baby alone, because she is of African heritage and I am not. I thank God for the women that He puts into our lives to be role models for Cass, and this sisterlocking experience has filled a missing piece of our life. The experience for Cassidy and I to hang out in the city where I was the minority, so God could remind me of how Cassidy feels on most other days. The time in the salon with all the African American women in and out, chatting away, talking to her, lifting her up and encouraging me. The groups of you genuine, awesome, loving ladies to write to me and Cassidy on her blog has been priceless. She loves to read all the comments and I can see such a feeling of acceptance on her face....it's a beautiful thing.
So, all that to say that this journey is much more to us than hair alone. It's a way for me to show Cassidy how proud I am of who SHE is, how God made HER, and for her to love herself naturally. And I had no idea the love and support we would find among the loc'd family out there! A void has been filled in both our lives and we can't wait to see what the future holds, what opportunities will come, what life will bring about as Cassidy grows up loving her locs!
Locs were installed on October 9th 2008 in Philadelphia PA
Locing time was 11 1/2 hours
Loc count 398
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