Baldness For Bold Faith

For  two years I have been growing out my hair

Following good hair regimen, I was certainly using care

Scheduling hair treatments, keeping up with my trims

Switching from sulfate shampoos, seemed like a sure thing

Disposed of the flat irons, which causes hair damage

Didn’t need the frizz, so optimal hair care I managed

Daily hair vitamin, also to my advantage

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Hair length now mid way on my back

Tresses so long, no way I’d back track

Going back to a short bob cut, a thing of the past

Now in my mid-forties, I’d age with class

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The diagnosis that I have cancer was a shock to my world

But going bald and loosing all my hair became my turmoil

I considered to myself, “Growing out my hair was all in vain!”

Staying disciplined, following good hair regimen, “Oh what a pain!”

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I began to contemplate , “Could God use my hair loss to bring Him glory?”

Total reliance on Him, seeking Him only

The Word of God reads in 2 Corinthians 12:9, giving me the victory

My grace is sufficient for thee:

for my strength is made perfect in weakness.

Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities,

that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Hence saith God’s Word for me to read

This is my story of how God listened to my plea

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With mixed emotions, I thought I’d surrendered losing my hair to the Lord

Thoughts consumed me whether there were options I hadn’t explored

The idea of a Cold Pack became part of the equation

In jubilation, I had a plan for this chemo duration

One that could possibly prevent hair loss

But as the saying goes, “Everything good comes at a cost!”

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My quest to save my hair just seemed all too vain

This prized possession I had a grip on and continuing to claim

Knowing I had surrendered it, I should have had no complaints

His Praise.. His Glory..His Honor.. His Truth, became my heart’s aim

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The little I was losing was in no comparison to what Christ gave up for me

With pain and agony, He suffered so I would be free

No hesitations of His life being at stake

But willingly, He allowed them to bore His hands and feet, “Oh Lord, my heart ached!”

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All that Christ gave up, sacrificing for me

Yet, here I am complaining of my hair loss, “Is this really my plea?”

When all Christ thought about, “Father, forgive them, they know not that I’m the One who will set them free!”

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So, now I’m committed to being bald to show off my faith

I have different fashion options, so I’ll feel great

With no considerations of what people saith

Baldness For Bold Faith is what I proclaimeth

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Going Bald Video

http://splice.gopro.com/v?id=nwEA4g 

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Author:

Young, vibrant, and physically fit...Patrice is living life! Married to a devoted, God-fearing man, who not only loves the Lord but loves his wife just as Christ loved the church. Keeping Christ interwoven at the center of our marriage, we are reminded that, “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves, but a cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” With a very fulfilling and rewarding profession, teaching is my passion. I absolutely love and adore my fourth grade darlings. Seeing the sparkle in their eyes when they are ecstatic about doing a fun project or their expression of excitement when they have done well on a test. But the truth is, nothing warms my heart more than when they tell me that I’m the BEST teacher they’ve ever had! Let’s just put it out there that going on a memorable and unforgettable vacation makes life worthwhile. Experiencing the food, the culture, the scenery, the people....now that’s living! This was the year we were going to Spain and Portugal. On a past summer vacation, we enjoyed 21 glorious days with our daughter and son traveling throughout Italy. As my vacation planning was on the way, my hubby suggested that we skip a trip this year and focus on the renovations we had already started on our home. Reluctantly, I had to agree with him. With the kitchen completely gutted and confined to living in the family room as a result of the whole house being retiled, junk foods and take outs became my specialty. During this time of renovation unrest, the various symptoms I began to experience all seemed like just the regular ailments that resulted from poor nutrition and diet. After all, Cheetos, Crunch and Munch, and Goobers were all my cravings of choice after a long day’s work. Symptoms of gassiness, constipation, and gas pains that I started experiencing, I figured would have gone away once my unhealthy eating choices changed. Well, it was not until I witnessed my stomach bloating up and that unbearable feeling of abdominal fullness that my husband suggested I go get it checked out because something didn’t seem right. The sight of my stomach was enough proof that this was MORE than just gas pain! I figured I would confess to the doctor that I haven’t been eating healthy as of late, hence the reasons for my discomforts. Instead, “You have Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer” became my new reality. I was bombarded with treatment plans, appointment dates, endless procedures, and the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial. I decided after hearing my diagnosis that I would stand firm on the Word of God and not on the word of man and their statistics for my recovery. No fear! No crying! No self-pity! No questions asked, “Why me Lord?” Instead, I lifted my hands to Heaven and said, “Lord, I surrender this sickness to You because in my weakness You are strong and this battle is Yours to fight.” With God fighting my battle, I knew I was already victorious. I was ready to put on the full armor of God in order to stand firm with the belt of truth. I must be geared with the breastplate of righteousness, having my feet planted and fitted with the readiness of the gospel of peace. I would pick up my shield of faith, take up my helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit; the Word of God. Come with me on my faith-based journey to cancer recovery. I hope you will find courage to face your own “giants” and be encouraged by the strength I have found in relying solely on the Healer and not the healing.

2 thoughts on “Baldness For Bold Faith

  1. Let me tell you something my BFF! I’m so proud of you! I aspire to be just like you, a woman of such strong faith. God has strengthen you and has given you such confidence and the ability to fight this God defiant giant! It AMAZES me! I love how you Focus on the HEALER and not the healing of this cancer.
    “She is clothed with strength and dignity. She laughs without fear of the future.”
    Proverbs 31: 25
    And may I add you “wiggle wind” too without fear of the future! LOL That’s my BFF! I love you amiguita muchísimo!

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    1. I have always valued our friendship and to think you stuck with me throughout the years…despite ALL my pranks…me scaring you…and all my antics😂
      Over the years we have not just been each other’s close confidante and friend but we have been each other’s prayer warriors and accountability partners…We have prayed and cried together and encouraged each other through the tough times and laughed ourselves silly to a six pack through the good times…You have truly been an amazing Bestfriend to me and I love you dearly Tomatilla…Thanks for all your encouraging words of hope…love…and faith and FOREVER checking up on me!!!! There is no Me without You my Puerto Rican Sista…You make our friendship complete…Love you truly😘♥️

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