Dimples' Newest Hairstyle




If you know me in real life, you will be utterly shocked by these photos. I’ve gotten inspired, and with Sweet Pea by my side, we are having fun trying new things with Dimples’ hair. I watched a video clip on the Shuruba website and saw that even the way she held her hands and did a simple braid was different from the way I learned to braid as a child. I tried it her way and I got the strangest physical memory, if it can be described that way, of how it felt to hold yarn in my hands and knit. I knew then that I just might learn to love doing my girls’ hair.

I don’t get to knit these days, but there was a time in my life when I really enjoyed it. For a person who had never done anything crafty, it was great to find knitting, which didn’t demand extreme precision and was lenient enough to allow for ripping out and trying again (unlike demanding and unfriendly counted cross-stitich) . Of course, Dimples does not like to me take things out and try again, but sometimes I have to. One important thing I’ve learned, however, is never try to pull the elastics out, just cut them and throw them away. Pulling them out breaks hair and causes loud crying, both of which are no fun.

These pictures show a veil style which I think is very pretty. Our original plan was to do simple box braids down the back, but we ran out of time, so I stuck everything in a curly ponytail. I’ll try the box braids next time. I just might get bold enough to try some beads which Dimples will love.

And don’t forget, our court date is June 24th, which is Monday night for us. Please join us in praying that Miss B. becomes our daughter and we get happy news on Tuesday or Wednesday . When we pass court I’ll finally be able to post some pictures!

~Lisa

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

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  1. Bingaling
    June 23, 2008

    Her hair looks so cute like this! Good job!!

    Praying with you that Monday night you will have a new daughter (officially).
    Chanda

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  2. Laura
    June 23, 2008

    I truly am shocked that you are having fun doing hair. Anything crafty has never really been your “thing”. Maybe you have just found a new creative outlet on your daughters hair. I bet Boo is wishing she could have fancy braids too.

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  3. Pam
    June 23, 2008

    Hi! I found your blog on RLC. I’m enjoying it so much! We have a son from India, you can find my bobbing head there next to india’s flag. I can’t wait to follow your journey to another Ethiopian adoption! We are interested in that someday….possibly an AA domestic adoption as well. God bless your family. Her hair looks great! I’m so impressed!! :o)

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  4. Adrielle
    June 23, 2008

    Sooo pretty!!! I can’t wait for Alyce to grow some hair so I can fix it! Some one suggested using double sided tape to stick bows on her head:)
    We are praying and will eagerly await news!

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  5. Toiling Ant
    June 23, 2008

    Wow, that’s absolutely adorable. 🙂

    However, I’ll admit to being relieved that we hope to adopt a boy… he’ll have a short cut until he’s big enough to maintain his own hair. THEN he can have cornrows or dreads or whatever. 😛

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  6. Leslie
    June 23, 2008

    I love it–great job!!! Praying for you tonight!! 🙂

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  7. Andrea
    June 23, 2008

    WOW! ok, I am totally impressed, I can’t even french braid.
    She looks beautiful.
    Praying for you tonight!
    Blessings

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  8. Jenn
    June 23, 2008

    Wow!! Her hair is beautiful Lisa-nice job!

    Praying for court tonight, dying to see pictures of B!

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  9. Pajama Mama
    June 23, 2008

    Beautiful!!!!!
    -kristen

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  10. Amy
    June 23, 2008

    AWESOME job on her hair- seriously impressed here! Praying for your court date and so excited for you guys! Amy

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  11. Amber
    June 23, 2008

    Wow, that looks like a lot of work!

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  12. Sherry
    June 23, 2008

    Beautiful job Lisa, I bet she is so pleased with it!
    We said a prayer earlier tonight that your court date would be successful. I am headed to bed and will say another for good measure!

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  13. Angela
    June 23, 2008

    AHHH!!! I’m praying for you! Can’t wait to hear your great news tomorrow!! 🙂 (I’m thinking positively!)
    And… I Love the Hair!! Oh, I have So Much to Learn!
    Angela
    fellow sonlighter, and aai momma

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  14. nosmallfeat
    June 24, 2008

    WOW! Very impressive.

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  15. Anonymous
    June 26, 2008

    Oh my goodness! That is SO CUTE!!! Bravo!

    Love,
    Mimi

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  16. jen
    June 29, 2008

    Gorgeous! I've been wanting to try a veil style, but I don't think Y's hair is quite long enough. I am very inspired by this post though! 🙂

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