Monday, December 24, 2007

1st Retightening

As to be expected, I had lots of slippage in the back. But as I keep hearing patience, patience, patience!! Here are some pics after my long extended re-tightening session.



Initially my scalp started going crazy with dryness and all the drama that comes with it - flakes and itching. But I have determined that the sisterlock starter shampoo just isn't going to work for me. It actually felt like it was burning my scalp whenever I used it. I am down to washing my hair only weekly now with a natural shampoo. I can't quite remember the name of it right now since I am not at home, but it has been working so far. Hopefully this will help with the slippage since I am not washing so frequently.
I am in Greensboro, NC right now visiting with my husband's family for Christmas. I have to admit that I married into a wonderful family and that is a blessing itself. But thinking of blessings brings me to my next thought.
Warning: Non-hair topic
Lately, I have gotten so excited just to hear people say Merry Christmas. That's crazy that the true meaning of this season is getting lost in all of the "Happy Holidays" and "Seasons Greetings". There would be no season if there were no Jesus. I'm in no way trying to be politically correct. It just makes me so upset that people are afraid to say "Merry Christmas". The greatest gift that I could ever receive is the gift of life that Christ gave me. I can be free, and salvation is a gift. People spend so much time spending money they don't have, for things they don't want to buy for people they don't even like. What sense does this make? Now I understand that I am making a very general statement. However, the meaning of what Christmas represents is so lost nowadays. It is the celebration of Christ's birth, not the celebration of Santa Clause. I run the risk of being a "scrooge", but I do not want to lose myself in what people consider to be important in this season.
I am so thankful for Christ and the gift that he gave. It is not only for me, but for all who acknowledge Him as Lord and Savior. I want to encourage everyone to really think about the real reason you celebrate Christmas. Then maybe we won't be so timid to say....
Merry Christmas

3 comments:

Salt-n-Pepper Diva said...

I am due for my second re-tightening this Friday and not as much silppage as before.

I feel you on the Christmas greeting thing, I make it a point to tell people Merry Christmas and never write the x thing in cards.

Here's hoping that you had a wonderful Christmas ans have a Prosperous New Year!

Jena Evans said...

Your baby locs are coming along nicely... Stay patient.

Go on and preach why don't ya...
And a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

blessings~

Lockedwithpatience said...

hello. i'm not a Christian and i don't have a problem when people say "Merry Christmas" to me, that is when they are not trying to annoy to me. I understand that i live in a society where the majority of people celebrate Christmas and identify as Christian, so I don't get upset when some stranger greets me that way.

BUT i do have a problem if people expect for me to say it back. If you would like to say, "Merry Christmas" to me then ok, but just don't expect for me to say it back. I'm not going to fault anyone for not knowing that I don't celebrate it, but I will fault someone for feeling that I should be "polite" by saying it.