Waiting

Waiting


Back in early February we ordered Lorelei a long blonde wig through the Women's Health Boutique at Northpark Mall.  It was adorable.  It was long and curly and would match her natural hair color perfectly.  Early February was a very rough time in Lorelei's life.  She still had her own hair but was very aware she’d only have it for a few more days.  The women at the boutique are absolutely amazing and helped Lorelei to feel excited about the fun parts of soon being bald.  (Like being able to get out of bed and just put on your perfectly styled hair in seconds.)

Unfortunately, the wig Lorelei really wanted was back ordered at the manufacturer.  It wouldn't be delivered until March 15.  But Lorelei would be bald before that.  So, we decided to look at other wigs and found a short straight blonde wig that was cute and would cover her for the weeks until the one she really loved came in.  Lorelei loves that short wig.  But, by the time March 15 rolled around Lorelei was becoming pretty anxious to pick up that long curly wig.  We learned that the manufacturer had AGAIN pushed the date back.  Lorelei was disappointed but decided to wait twelve more days.  However, when it was not even in by March 27 she let the women of the WHB know that she'd been nominated for homecoming queen and that the coronation ceremony was April 13 with prom just two weeks later on the 28th.  There was no time to wait on an unreliable manufacturer.  I guess there aren’t many cancer patients with hair the color of Lorelei's (well, the color of the hair she used to have) so the manufacturer must not have seen it as important.

Obviously the person running that wig manufacturing business is not a seventeen year old girl.

Victoria (from the WHB) decided to become very assertive with the manufacturer.  But again she received the runaround.  So she decided to have the same wig (long, curly and hand tied) but in different color (that was in stock) over-nighted to the store.  Lorelei and I went to check it out on March 28.   She loved it.  But I was not convinced because it was “too platinum” in my opinion. Lorelei’s natural hair color had more dimension than this wig.  I didn’t want her to “settle” on such an expensive item.  We have a doctor’s prescription for a “cranial prosthesis,” but our insurance company will only cover $150 of the $500 price tag.

But as we stayed and visited, the wig started to grow on me. And I knew she needed to have a wig she loved to wear for homecoming and prom  So, I agreed to go ahead and purchase the platinum wig. The relief in Lorelei’s eyes was priceless. She no longer dreaded the upcoming events and finally felt more like her pre-cancer self. We signed the paperwork and were planning to leave the store when Victoria told us they planned to keep the order for the original wig in place. They knew how much she loved it. And even better than that, they were planning to GIVE it to her.  That’s an amazing $500 wig for FREE!

We were blown away by their kindness. These women love Lorelei. (And word of it had come back to the owner of the boutique.)  Through our many visits to WHB as we waited for the original wig, we’ve come to love these women.  Each of them has a story of her own.  And each of them seems so inspired by Lorelei. We’ve even been blessed to strike up friendships with the other customers in the store.  They have this awesome chair that usually has a cancer-weary woman sitting in it.  Each time we’re in the store (checking on where the delayed wig might be) we meet another woman.  We learn her story and share Lorelei’s.  It’s always such a faith boost to be able to share the amazing things we’ve learned through our journey with other women; some of whom have had to go through this journey without faith. (I can’t imagine.)

Please join Lorelei and me in praying for the women who work at the Women’s Health Boutique.  They are bringing hope and light to people who really need it.

And join us also in thanking God for delays. The opportunity to WAIT is a blessing.  We couldn’t see the purpose for His delaying the delivery of Lorelei’s wig.  But in hindsight we see His hand all over it.  The delay caused us to visit the store many more times than we might have otherwise.  It allowed us to share Lorelei’s story with more people who needed hope and to be inspired.  And it allowed Lorelei to be blessed in the end with TWO wigs instead of just one!

Romans 8:25 (NIV)
But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

Lamentations 3:25 (KJV)
The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

Psalm 27:14 (NIV)
Wait for the lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the lord.

Psalm 130:5 (NIV)
I wait for the lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.

James 1:4 (NIV)
Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.


 
     
 

 before wig

   
 

 baldalicious

   
 

 short wig

   
 

 long curly wig

   
 

brown wig loaned to Lorelei by the Make-A-Wish ladies

 
 

Lorelei wearing the long curly wig and posing for her homecoming board

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1. Erin McFall wrote:
Lorelei!! You are the hottest baldie I've ever seen! Seriously. You are adorable. You're wigs are lovely as well! Thank you for being so open about your story and an inspiration to everyone!

Wed, April 4, 2012 @ 9:24 PM

2. Cindy Hoskins wrote:
Lorelei, you are beautiful with or without hair. Not too many people can go slick bald because their heads are shaped.... funny. You are so beautiful in the picture with the blue blouse and no wig. Your inner beauty is evident in your eyes. Your strength, your faith and your courage during one of the most dreadful things you will ever endure sure makes me shameful on some of my best days. You have a story to tell and are touching people that you are unaware of. I hope you are journaling and one day will write a book for inspiration to us.
We have had the privilege of watching you blossom for the past 10 years. Know that you are loved and admired by Stephen and I. You are an amazing young lady!

Wed, April 4, 2012 @ 9:24 PM

3. Inspirational Blog wrote:
Yeah I noticed the wig in your pics. I didn't know what was going on and I first I thought, "Wow, I really like that girls hair!" Thanks for posting :)

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