Every hair

“God keeps track of every hair on our head.”
~Hope, on our way to the salon


We have reason to believe that Rhema’s hair-pulling and hair-eating are causing her frequent vomiting. She’s got hairballs upsetting her stomach and trying to make their way through her GI tract.



Take that, trichophagia!

She is lovely. I love her so much it hurts.

This oneย was hard for me.

So now I think I’m going to go have myself a good cry.

40 thoughts on “Every hair

  1. Oh Jeneil. Her hair was so gorgeous and I know you loved it. It is a loss, but look at her sweet face. Nothing can take away her beauty. Sweet baby. Hugs to you. You are a good mama and you did the right thing. Sometimes the right thing is so difficult. : (

  2. She looks amazing! The smile and light in her eyes make her look like a knockout! She is rocking the short hair and I’m sure she will feel better quickly without that added “filler” in her tummy! You did good, mom! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I can imagine that was a very difficult thing for you to do. Praying this helps with her tummy, and that a little time and a good cry help bring peace to your heart. And, Rhema looks stunning.

  4. Rhema is stunning, but yes, it’s so hard. We had to cut off our daughter’s beautiful curls too because she had Trichotillomania (such a big word for hair pulling). It was so hard at first – people comments and confusion about why we would do that to our little girl. She was very offended and seemed sort of lost, looking for her hair, but it did work and she doesn’t pull now. I so hope that this will help Rhema and give you all some relief. xo

  5. I totally get how this would be hard for you, but she looks delighted which has to make it a little easier. In the end a happy, healthy Rhema is so much better than a sick Rhema. Add to that that she looks so beautiful. Wow.

  6. Much love to you all. I know this was a hard choice. You are a really great mom and Rhema is a beauty with long locks or a crew cut. She looks pretty and plenty happy! Lots of love to you dear friend!!

  7. We love our beautiful daughters, and God gives us the strength to do the difficult things that need to be done.

    And “Halle Berry, eat your heart out” is about as perfect a response as I’ve ever seen. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love. Love. Love.

  8. Hugs… We had to do this too just a while back. Sophie also pulled and put in mouth although I don’t think actually ate. It was very hard, I had tears over it as well. But we do love it now. Baby girl is trying to pull eyelashes now though, sigh.
    She looks beautiful and a great smile.

  9. I know this was hard, her hair was so beautiful. But wow! She looks stunning! Think of it more like one of those makeover shows. Rockin’ the pixie haircut. This must be hard, but she looks gorgeous. You’re doing the right thing, mama. Hugs.

  10. She looks really happy about it, though. Maybe she was trying to tell you all along that she wanted to go short. The best part is Hope’s quote at the top. That girl rocks.

  11. Sis, what I love is Rhema’s connection with you/the camera. Hair will grow back, but that smile and twinkle in her eyes, looking/connecting with you (or whoever is taking her picture) is forever a priceless gift from God. oxoxoxoxoxoxox

  12. she is a beauty no matter what! Her eyes and smile will light up the room! PLUS on the bright side its so much easier to comb ๐Ÿ™‚ – I know my daughter HATES her hair brushed but daddy won’t let me cut an inch *he likes the curls too much – however he never brushes them…. go figure*
    BIG HUGS to you and I hope this helps her out!

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  14. I’m so sorry it was hard, my friend. I must say though, that her smile is just magnificent! Sending hugs and love.
    P.S. We are still there with the hair pulling and eating, too. Nigel has gorgeous wavy hair that never sees the light of day, but I totally get that it’s so much harder for girls needing to have half-inch hair! Love you.

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