Sunday, October 25, 2009

I really enjoyed reading all the comments on yesterday's post about how we tend to avoid making conversation about characteristics in people that are unique and different. I found the responses very interesting. Be sure to go back and read if you didn't have a chance.

I met a girl once with one blue eye and one green eye. I was absolutely fascinated with this, and I thought it was beautiful and interesting. Instead of telling her this, I pretended I didn't notice it, for fear of offending her. I wish now I would have told her how beautiful and fascinating I thought it was.

I meant to mention too in that last post, only because I have been asked a few times recently, about how I care for Ava's scalp. I really don't do much of anything. I shave it maybe once a week, just because there are a few stray strands that still grow here and there. She has lost much, much more hair even since I first shaved it a few months ago. And if we're going to be out much I put sunscreen on it. It's sad she has gotten several cuts and scrapes and now has a couple of little scars on her head. :( I have read that alopecia comes and goes, so who knows, maybe we will all know the Ava with hair again someday.

Here is a picture for you....This is my 91 year old grandmother (on the right) who lives in Reedley, CA who is being introduced for the first time (by my mom on the left) to the world of blogging. :) My dad sent me this picture today of Grandma reading my blog. How cute. I love that lady. Both ladies actually. Wish they didn't each live over 1,000 miles two different directions. :(


Jaimie said...

I lived in Reedley for a year! Nothing important about that, I just thought I'd share ;)

Hevel said...

I have mismatched eyes! It's not as striking as my brother's or my nephews, but it is because we have Waardenburg Syndrome.

I was wondering if you shaved her hair. At the centre I used to work we had a boy witha few strands of hair and his mom never was able to shave it.

Charissa said...

Wow, you learn something new every day. I never knew such a syndrome existed. Fascinating.

Shea said...

Charissa, I love you to pieces girl. You are an amazing mommy, inspiring Christian, and a really good person. Basically, you're the total package lol. If I don't get to keep touch while in Estonia, I just wanted to tell you how important you are to me. Give all the kiddos a squeeze, and rub Ava's head for me.

Anonymous said...

Sitting here at the airport in LAX reading your blog...interesting stuff.

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