Thursday, December 30, 2010

Just Mention His Name

I’m rockin’ some purple streaks in my hair.  This is a pic taken at Christmas with my sweet cousin Christine.


I’ve been asked, “Why?”

Why not? 

I’ve had the urge for some unnatural hair color for several years.  Originally I wanted pink, but that was when I was blonde.  I thought purple fit better with the brown hair. 

I did ask permission from my employer before I did it.  They were cool with it. :)

I got a call from one of the partners where I work.  He asked me why I had purple hair.  I laughed and told him I thought it would be fun.  I could tell he was smiling, not laughing, but smiling when he said, “Peyton would be embarrassed.”  I said, “I KNOW!!!  I went to the high school basketball games the other night and all the kids loved it, but it’s different when it’s your own parent.”

I said all that to say this.  I love that he mentioned Peyton.  He had met Peyton a couple of times and he has watched me miss him the past 3 years.  I am blessed to be surrounded by people who are not afraid to bring up Peyton’s name.

If you know someone who is missing a child, spouse, loved one or friend, do not be afraid to talk about them.  It is a blessing to hear their name, even if it brings tears.  Be brave and cry with them if that’s what happens.  There’s nothing better than knowing you are not alone.

Thanks for reading :)


Jessica said...

I love the purple hair! I've wanted pink in my hair for years!!!

Kelley said...

I am jealous of the hair! Very stylish and fun! I am totally hearing what you said. I love it when people mention Blake. He was a lot of fun. He was way more than a man that got killed on a motorcycle. Much more. It is awesome when people remember him.

Jake said...

I've been enjoying reading your blog lately! I must admit, I've been a creeper; reading and not commenting!!! I wish there was a faster, easier way to comment.

GREAT HAIR! Just wait til you see mine tomorrow night.. :) looking forward to seeing you and Tom. Is the Peyton tree still up?

Dana said...

I love the hair!! So funky. . . its great!! But I already told you that. ;) Its been over 20 years since I lost my mom, and it still tugs on a happy string in my heart to talk about her. Hearing stories, and comments. . . that is what makes my memories so special!!
We'll always miss them, but we never love them any less!!

Kay said...

I love that sassy hair. My girl has been begging for pink streaks. I can't quite muster up an 'ok'..yet. But I love that you just went for it. And that your employer was on board. That's so cool. And yes, the mention can brighten up a day, can't it?!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

You did it!!! I am grinning from ear to ear because I HAVE WANTED PURPLE HAIR TOO!!!!! For several years now. I am planning to do full on purple (not chunks but the whole head) when I get back from Guam. And I think I am going to go back to my short swing bob haircut that I had when Christian passed away. It was SO cute, but a tough reminder of that time. *sigh*

Yay for friends that remember and care and remember and speak Peyton's name!!! It is a gift to hear out loud.

Love you much!

Mona said...

I love this post!