There was a little girl, who had a little curl

We interrupt this stream of pithy and somewhat vulnerable posts reflecting on Bible week to bring you news of a wee miracle I discovered this morning.

For those of you who don’t know, I have alopecia.  I lose hair in patches, have since I was a little girl.  I was bald in fifth grade.  All of my hair on my head had grown back by high school, but to this day I do not have to shave my legs.  This was an answer to a prayer I prayed when I was only 11.  I told God I was willing to be bald as long as He needed me to be, to accomplish what He wanted to accomplish through it, but I didn’t ever want prickly legs!  My church family also prayed for my healing for years.

I still get small bald patches, usually due to stress, usually around the sides and back of my hairline.  I have had two appear since being in California.  (Oh, stress…)  Months ago one appeared in my hairline along my bangs, and it made me very very sad.  So I asked my church family to pray, and only two days later I thought I saw fuzz (the new hair comes in so soft) in the center of the spot.  That’s quicker than a prednizone injection!

I wasn’t sure, though, and I determined not to worry about it.

A few days ago I was wondering about that bald spot, and this morning I saw a tiny curl, about an inch long, right where the patch had been!  See?

Okay, that picture doesn’t show it so well.

I just thought it was cuter than the one that does.

Maybe this one is better…

Still no?  There was a longer piece with the little miracle curl.

This picture shows the curl best, but my hand was over the flash.   It’s kind of a terrible picture.  Don’t be alarmed or distracted.

I’m so happy!  I feel so loved…by God and by the people who have prayed for me over the years!

Thank you!!!!!!!!

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mary
    Feb 08, 2011 @ 18:54:00

    jumping for joy is good exercise – and i’m getting a lot of exercise

    Reply

  2. Tara Owens
    Feb 08, 2011 @ 20:39:02

    Yay, Jesus!

    Reply

  3. Stef at TooMuchToDoSoLittleTime.com
    Feb 08, 2011 @ 21:15:38

    Congrats!!! 😀

    Reply

  4. Pete
    Feb 08, 2011 @ 23:31:28

    ((((hugs)))) Awww you look beautiful in all of those pics (well okay the last one is a bit of a stretch – since the angle is not too flattering!)

    Love you Sis, really glad to hear how God is working in you

    Reply

  5. Karen
    Feb 09, 2011 @ 00:06:29

    Beth, you are beautiful. I love the curl and the healing story behind it so, so much!

    Reply

  6. Sailon
    Mar 12, 2011 @ 21:13:26

    That last picture is the cutest. Great way to make a pirate smile.

    Reply

  7. Sailon
    Mar 12, 2011 @ 21:13:50

    subscribing to the blog thingy

    Reply

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