Saturday, April 19, 2008

Myles gets a haircut!

Haircuts are not uncommon. And Myles has had several already now. But I never get over seeing him go from a bushy headed kid to a short-haired kid. I love the transformation that takes place!

This morning, Myles's "fro" was the first order of business. It had been a month or two, and he needed a trim in a bad way! So while Mom got out the trimmers, I grabbed the camera for some "before and after" pictures. I failed to get any "during" pics since I was out tending to our lawn during this transformation.

Here is a shot of Myles just before the trim, mellow and quite "foofy" as you can see.

When Myles saw the hair flying he was mildly concerned. This was intensified by the dramatic and emotion-filled faces of Mom and sister Sophia. So thinking things were much worse than they appeared, Myles became upset and tears were shed.

After the haircut, the minor trauma turned quickly to silly joy as Myles learned how much attention he got after a haircut! This is a great time to get pictures, of course ...

The girls soon departed for garage sales and we had a chance to spend some man-to-man time. It was during this time that Myles realized the extent of the haircut he just had. His shock was obvious.

When I asked Myles where all his hair went he repeatedly exclaimed ...

"All gone! All gone!"

Being a male, he doesn't think too much about how he looks. So despite the ordeal and the fact that Mom seems to regret trimming him so short, he could care less. He was more concerned about pushing his things around in a laundry basket.

Lord willing, Myles will grow to have hundreds more haircuts for Aimee and I to delight in. Our prayer for Myles, though, is that God would someday transform his heart, so he can respond in faith to the offer of salvation found only in Christ.

Unlike any haircut, that radical change will be rejoiced in for all eternity, to the glory and praise of our great and merciful Savior Jesus Christ!

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (2 Cor 5:17)"

If you'd like to see the whole 12 picture album, click here.

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