My dreads

Yes…I did.

I’ve been wanting dreads for years now.

But I was too scared.

And I feared the judgment of others.

I was afraid I’d miss my curls.

But those curls have loosened and straightened themselves ever since I had my baby.

My dreads have been a challenge to the definition of beauty.

They are a symbol of my freedom in Christ.

Freedom to express the creativity God has blessed me with.

I’ve been blessed with unexpected encouragement from others – like a splash of cold water to my face…refreshing…awakening…the extra push I needed to more warmly embrace the woman that I am and my Creator who made me.

Thank you Lord.  You are good.