Thursday, May 10, 2012

A long time comin'

Another long situation for the Toftnesses.  After looking at the pictures of Oliver from the Healthtex installment, I felt bad that I've told him no to cutting his hair for so looooong. Poor little dude...he was starting to look like he had an animal roosting on his melon. It was cute for a while...but that was a while ago. Oops. This is especially unacceptable because I'm a cosmetologist- all the gear I need to chop suey is right here, I don't even have to take him to the nearest Cuttin' Corral.  Maybe I was taking our current study of 1 Peter (in Bible Study Fellowship) a little too literally: "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes.  Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight"  1 Peter 3:3-4.  But as we learned at study, this is referring to what we put the emphasis on.  "People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart"  1 Samuel 16:7.  Hopefully my heart doesn't look like a bad hair day to God.
And here is the Olive now, handsome as heck.
 

I don't know why I would trouble you with a 'before,' but...

3 comments:

angie said...

good grief, that is one handsome child you have there. nicely done on the snip-snip, and thanks for sharing those verses. it's a lovely reminder that even on my "ugly days," god might not notice. :)

Unknown said...

he looks so handsome, and OLD! oh brother.
-anna

Liz said...

Update: the day after the haircut, we saw my mom who said, "Thank you for cutting Oliver's hair." Wow, I didn't know it was THAT bad! Poor kid...