Monday, April 12, 2010

Day 28 - The Wig

Sarah had a wig made out of her own hair today, thanks to the skilled hands of Anton Schoenbacher of 'Anton's Hair Company' in Bellevue, WA, and the results were astounding! There were tears, there was laughter and by the end of the day there was a lingering sense of hope. Mountains were conquered, fears were faced, and love shone through stronger than death!

"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
-Winston Churchill, 'The Bright Gleam of Victory', 10 November 1942

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Memorable Quotes:
Anton (when asked how he got into the wig-making business): "I was too short to be a cop."

Sarah: "This is looking like a really bad haircut." (Said though tears and laughter as Anton shaved off one section of her hair at a time.)

Anton: "You have a beautiful head. Looks like you had no brother."

Sarah: "I don't know if I could go out like this."
Anton: "Oh, baby, they love you. You start something new."

Sarah (touching her now shaved head): "It's coming out all over my hands."
Mom Hawkins: "Boys' hair does that all the time."
Sarah: "What?!"

Anton (while inspecting the wealth of hair donated by Sarah's sister, Bethany): "We might not have needed to take your hair. We could have taken all of hers!"

Anton (while Sarah adjusted her wig): "You can trim those [the bangs], but they grow very slowly."

Sarah: "I feel beautiful again!"


Mom Lien said...

Psalm 90:17a "And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us..." His beauty shines all over you!

mackenzie said...

hi ~ i have been following since day 1, i just had to comment and say that sarah looks absolutely GORGEOUS with a shaved head. and her wig looks so great! the cut is amazing! i have been praying and will continue to pray for this journey! sarah you are a strong, amazing woman and even though we do not know each other, you have made an impact in my life and i think about your process daily! stay strong girl!!!!

WAYNE said...
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Dad Lien said...

Sarah, Your true beauty always radiates from within...and on the outside, all I can say is; with or without hair, just wait 'til the modeling agencies get these pics!!

Lindsey said...

Sarah-You are amazingly beautiful and strong! Thank you for asking me to photograph your day. I feel so blessed to be a part of your journey. Never forget, how beautiful you are-Inside and Out!!! You are a incredible inspiration to me! love ya!

Katie said...

You look absolutely radiant both inside and out, Sarah! My prayers are with you!

xo Katie

kholdaway said...

Sarah, you are so beautiful inside and out...but the outside always shows to those who don't know you and you are gorgeous!!
It was great seeing you at the fundraiser and have a little conversation.
I'm reminded of all those times you came into the office wearing something that totally looked weird or ratty, and you made it look like it was out of a magazine. Everyone always said..."only you could pull it off". You are amazing and I look forward to seeing what God continues to do through you. Love you lady!