Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Saturday, August 04, 2012


A lot of people don't understand why I would be supportive that my 4.0 student, super smart, super beautiful, extremely clever and funny daughter wants to  go to beauty school.  I did, however, ask her very strongly to get her two year degree.

I want her to be happy and I want her to follow her dreams

I really don't know where we are going to come up with $18K to pay for it, but I know God created her beautiful, and she will, in millions of ways, help others to see their beauty.  Because God made every single one of us beautiful.

She may not always be able to do hair because of her arthritis, but she may own her own salon, she may do something completely different, but I will never think it's a waste of money for her to follow her heart.
So there you have it.

I don't know where the money will come from... but if it is God's will, He will show up with an open wallet or someone else's wallet, and it will all be taken care of.

Today, remember, no matter what happens to you, no matter if you cry, or smile, God made you beautiful!


Sun Valley Homestead said...

Great post.

We have a daughter who wants to do exactly what you have mentioned. Granted she is only in grade nine...but she is adopted from Africa and school is hard for her. We adopted her at the age of 12 and she did not even know how to read....had never been to school.

She can do African hair amazingly well...and she can be a world changer by helping others. I think it has nothing to do with outward beauty. God created her with a gift and as along as she uses it for His makes no difference. She can bring joy and smiles and help to lots while having her own salon...while doing hair or make-up.

Scripture says that we make plans but God directs our steps.

Also, I am a person who prays about everything and I mean everything regards of how silly it might seem. God will provide for your daughters education in exactly the way He sees He gets all the glory.

So to your daughters...."you go girl...follow your heart".{smile}.


Jada's Gigi said...

My Katy has always wanted to do hair and makeup and such....she is still considering going back to school for it once her hubby has a secure job...the govt will give loans and grants for technicial schools which is where she will go, right? Also..many state community colleges offer this as a degree?certification and all student loans and grants are accepted they are Waaaay cheaper than the private schools...look around before she commits. Plus I'm with you on the 2 yr degree...its a big help to have you some schools is GA she can do both at the same place.

Mrs. Mac said...

community college will be less expensive than a 'trade' school. Many offer beauty courses. Laura opted to do her dental assisting courses at a community college and saved quite a bit over what her sister paid for a 'trade' school. Food for thought.

Anonymous said...

"to love and be loved is to see both sides of the sun" you are so very loved

Pat said...

You are a wise Mom, encouraging her to follow her heart AND talent.
Your post made me think of our SS Trish. She has been such a witness and help to so many with her talent at doing hair. I can't even imagine the number of people she has blessed. I know that God has great plans for Phyllis too!