Friday, May 06, 2011

I'll Show You...

This morning I took a long, hot shower (keeping my cling wrap-wrapped arm as dry as possible), hoping to steam out my awful allergy cough (please don't let this turn into something worse). As I let the hot water dart over my body, I prayed and prayed that I would feel better and that I would make it through a very busy weekend.

And then I saw my old, trusty friend, the razor. I was told at the beginning of my cancer adventure I couldn't use a razor because of the danger of cutting myself (what am I, in 7th grade?). Friends, let me just tell you, if you didn't already know, that electric razors do not shave your legs well. At all. I've had stubbly legs since November, except for the time when I lost all hair on my legs. Stubbly hair isn't fun, especially when the weather is getting warmer and you have a wedding tomorrow.

So I defied them. I shaved. Long, delicious strokes, every single hair coming off. Oh boy do my legs feel smooth! Oh there is nothing like it!

It makes up for the stranger who the other day said to me, "Wow! You are brave to cut your hair that short! I would never dare do that!" To which I responded, "It's called chemo" and promptly started crying. She just turned around and walked away. I'll show you, too!

8 comments:

Laurie, the girls and Scott said...

Good for you! Have fun at the wedding and make sure everyone takes a good look at your silky smooth legs!

Andrew & Vanessa and kids said...

You'll be a knockout at the wedding!
We love you!
Vanessa & family

The homestead said...

Have fun at the wedding, your legs are going to look great!

amy smart said...

Well, you won't look as European with shaved legs, but you're still pretty chic. :)

Thanks for your sweet note. Love you lots.

Meggen said...

Oh, my dear, dear, Jenny! How could anyone be so insensitive to my sweet friend? That short hair comment absolutely breaks my heart! But, I love your attitude and your determination, even if for a time it makes you cry. Yes, you WILL show the world!! No one and nothing can keep you down! I love you and am praying for you daily!

juanita said...

Like Meggan said, it makes me sad that someone would walk away like that after making such a statement.Hopefully the lady just walked away and cried, mortified at what she had done.

Hang in there and have fun w/your weekend plans.

Julie said...

Oh how I love my Jenny reeder!

M said...

I like you even with hairy legs.