Thursday, September 23, 2010

Babe, thanks for being real (from Justin)

Well, when I put this video together my goal was to find the happiest, most joyful, happy, jolly song (that's incredibly happy). Why? Because the moment was so incredibly sad, wonderful, and full of heavy courage -- big courage. Libby has real courage. I have no idea what its like to get your haircut, as a woman, but this experience proved to me that its a spiritual, physical, and mental thing. It was a heart thing for Lib. Our emotions were all over the place, and I tried to let the video reflect that (even when Libby was mad at me for thinking she was going to get a "boy" haircut). I know your family and friends would have loved to join in this moment. I hope this helps, because now they can see your sweet reaction. Baby, your reaction to the new haircut is incredible. It's so real. I love you for being real.

Libby, the MOST important thing I could ever tell you at this point, regardless of the haircut, is that to me you are beautiful. In fact, more beautiful than ever. You are beautiful in Christ, and His opinion and feelings towards you are what actually matters. They do not even compare to mine in their affection, and how beautiful He thinks you are. Christ is honored in you, and that is gorgeous. You did it. This is a great step for you in a process that has just begun. I am here by your side. Your haircut is beautiful, but who you are in Christ is what is shaking my world.

With Love,
Jason
Justin

Click here to see update of Libby's Haircut

39 comments:

  1. Since I already have a terrific son-in-law named Jason, it would be best if you remain my favorite son-in-law named Justin? (That is what you have told me in the past, "favorite," right?)

    Not to slight my other fabulous son-in-law named Chris. However, you all take a way back seat to my beautiful-always-will-be-can't-alter-that-with-a hair-cut-daughter, Libby. (I'll have to mend this with Allison and Becky later!) Love you darlin' and always will! Your haircut doesn't feel like YOU to you, but that doesn't make it unattractive, just unfamiliar.

    Ava, don't let anyone convince you that you are defined by your hair. It will be difficult, because, if you follow in the family tradition of fab hair, you will feel like it does sometime. But how you treat your Mom & Oma is way more important. :)

    Love, Oma

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  2. Libby, I love your haircut! It looks great. And I know you say that your hair is already thinner, but it is still way thicker than mine has ever been :) But I agree with Justin, your hair is not what makes you beautiful, who you are in Christ does. Lots of love to you today!

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  3. oh thanks for sharing. I love these videos! Justin you do a great job!
    Love the hair!

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  4. i love you for not crying! all the other circumstances aside...that was a big change and you did not hesitate to look in the mirror and smile...and that is you, beautiful you.

    as i told you last night, i think it looks good. real good. and you can pull off just about anything.

    these videos tug at my heart in a way that I can't describe.
    love you both. so very much.

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  5. Okay, I cried and Libby you didn't! You are so strong and brave! Praying for you guys. You know what song reminds me of you all every time I hear it? Your Hands by JJ Heller. Do you know it!? It reminds me of your testimony sweet LIbby!!!!!

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  6. You are GORGEOUS!
    The end
    xoxo

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  7. Libby,
    Great haircut...it looks like Shirls. Jason is right...kind of sassy.

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  8. Thank you for sharing that moment...the video made me cry (and laugh when Justin turned the camera around)...I love the very-apparent love that the two of you have for one another!

    Praying for you!

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  9. Libby its PRECIOUS. You are SO stinkin' cute!!!

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  10. The haircut looks amazing. I am actually going tomorrow to cut all mine off for Locks of Love. I'll be praying for you while I have it done.

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  11. lib--

    love your sassy new haircut. i'm so glad you all shared it with us.

    love you & you are beautiful...just like always!
    jen

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  12. I'm sitting here at work-- watching the video with tears in MY eyes and you have a smile on your face. I do have to say that I LOVE the haircut!

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  13. okay...i just watched the video and i have to admit i got teary...funny how we hold on to things like hair...but we do...and that's okay...what i love is that you have let it go and embraced your new look...and you're right "sweet" is a dumb word...so you don't look "sweet", you look like the most beautiful little sister in the whole world...with long or short or no hair that's what you will always be...watching this journey from afar is no fun...but i don't suppose that watching it from real close would be much fun either...but at least from near by i could have an iced mocha with you...be blessed...becky

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  14. Your "new" hair looks great! You are such a beautiful person! And I have to agree with Brit... JJ Heller's "Your Hands" is a GREAT song.

    Thank you for being you. :)

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  15. Jason I mean Justin (LOL) this video is perfect and so is the song! I love what you wrote to Libby and I am sure she will treasure it forever! Libby I love your reaction in the car at him that was Ha-larious and then you weren't mad at him in the salon that is totally like me....I get mad at Greg and then get happy the next minute LOL....
    You hair looks Fantabulous....you are so gorgeous and girl that haircut rocks on you....did you know short hair is totally in this fall and you rock it like Katie Holmes does and not to many girlies can rock a short hair cut like Katie Holmes :0)

    I cried at the end when your hubs was combing his hands through your hair, what a sweet moment, shows the love you have for each other, the strength, you are gotta beat this dear girl, you will, this video is just amazing thanks for sharing

    xoxo
    Summer

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  16. Love the haircut. You are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your lives with us and for always pointing back to our Savior. Keeping you in prayer!

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  17. you. are. beautiful.
    as you always have been.
    i love that you shared this with us

    all my love to you, ryde and ava.

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  18. You guys are amazing! Your hair looks great Libby!

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  19. nice video... the haircut looks amazing!

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  20. libby you are beautiful :)

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  21. This is so sweet.

    Her hair looks awesome, beautiful.

    Just like others have said.. it is not hair that makes you beautiful or who you are... :) God is great and will work miracles!!

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  22. Libby you look gorgeous!!!!!!!!! Praying for you always!

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  23. Girlfriend, you are one gorgeous shorter haired woman! :) Love it! Thanking God for your courage!

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  24. The hair cut looks great! Thinking of you guys!

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  25. Justin, this video made me cry!! You did an excellent job of capturing Libby's reaction to the hair cut.

    Libby - you are just gorgeous! End of story! This hairstyle definitely fits you. It looks so great!! I love how your showing cancer who's boss ;)

    Hang in there and continue to fight!! xoxo

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  26. Love the song, love the haircut, and love that beautiful smile on your face. U go Libby. I prayed for you today.. A simple conversation with God. That's how I pray. Maybe it is not the right way. But it is my way.
    I feel in my heart that he heard me. I talk to him a lot. I always talk to him about you too.

    Lots of love and hugs
    God Bless,
    Cathy

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  27. That's probably one of the most touching videos I've ever seen. Real emotion, real relationship, real life. Yes, God is teaching me a lot about himself through you and your story, and the way you tell your story. Thank you a million times over for sharing.

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  28. Libby,
    You do not know me. I came across your blog through a friend. I just wanted to tell you that I admire your strengh! Keep your faith in God and know that a family from south Louisiana will keep you in our prayers! God Bless!

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  29. The hair looks great and so do you! Thanks for sharing. Justin, you've made some great videos.

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  30. JT--Thanks for sharing the video. Felt like I was there with you all. L--you have amazing strength and we admire you for that. Still a beautiful gal! Love you all---TJF

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  31. Libby - you look beautiful! Keep smiling and know there are no many lifting you up in prayer. Your courage and strength amazes me!!

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  32. Ashley (Vos) ZandstraSeptember 24, 2010 at 9:05 AM

    The two of you are just beautiful, inside and out. You radiate the love of God, and point me towards Him. Libby - you're gorgeous. absolutely gorgeous.

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  33. The haircut is super super cute! Love it! Justin, you are such a sweet husband to her. God couldn't have picked a better match for her to go through this with. God bless you both.

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  34. You are absolutely gorgeous!!! NEVER DOUBT!

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  35. Beautiful!!!! Long or short. Your story is so new to me and has touched me in a mighty way!!

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  36. I absolutely love the hair cut. I love the blog. You're an inspiration to all of us. You make me want to be a better wife, mother, and Christian.

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  37. I cried a little for you while watching this. I've got long hair and can't imagine what you are going through, with that said... You are stunningly beautiful!!!
    I am telling you right now, you will be one hot mama with that bald head of yours!!!

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