I spent over an hour this morning trying to release Kate’s tightly wound hair from the grasp of this once a upon a time comb.
I had to laugh because I recall doing the same thing to myself at her age in attempt to curl my hair. If you can’t tell from the picture, it doesn’t work :).
Kate was about to burst into tears as she anxiously stared into her hair cross eyed, as I tediously labored to unleash it. It was difficult to suppress my laughter–have you ever seen someone cross their eyes when they are about to bawl? Hilarious. Poor girl, she didn’t think so.
She was anxious and nervous as I made little to no progress after a good 10 minutes.
I thought it was a good time to pray and ask the Lord for help.
After we prayed, I had an idea of how we could possibly resolve this without massacring her hair– wire cutters :).
I whittled away at bits of the comb with the pliers and then pulled her hair over the side. Little by little I got it out. Hallelujah! I had a happy Kate.
As I brushed and untied the amazing knots in her hair, I sang one of her favorite Primary songs and changed the words, “Heavenly Father are you really there and do you hear and answer every child’s prayer? Some say that Heaven is far away, and that I shouldn’t pray…. Kaitlyn Dyer The Lord loves you. You are his child and he wants to bless you. He knows your hair is stuck. He wants to help you…”
Kind of silly but I wanted her to remember this moment.
I know God is there and that He does hear our prayers. I know He loves each and every one of us and that we can and should pray for help over all things, especially when you have a comb wound through your hair :).