Thursday, March 31, 2011

the pixie cut.


i did it. i have a boy cut. its short. real short. but i do not hate it. just a little sad about it.

you might recall when i first cut my hair in preparation for losing it all due to chemo (watch it HERE). justin and i went together. we took before and after pictures and video. it was quite the ordeal. i went from happy, to furious, to mostly not happy. i hated my first hair cut. i walked out of the salon and yelled lots of four letter words. i hated it. not sure if i hated the hair cut or just hated that i had to cute my hair altogether. either way it was a dramatic, emotional, tough day. but we made it. i made it through 12 chemo treatments and held on to some of my hair. i started wearing a hat in mid december when it started to get real thin. it kept getting thinner and thinner but i never lost it all. so i decided not to shave it but opted for to keep my thinning hair and wear a hat. i own several hats but my grey hat always seems to be my first choice. kinda gross that i wore the same exact hat for basically 14 weeks. that might be a little weird. but it seemed normal to me. i basically wanted to wear my hat for as long as i could and then wait a little until it started to grow back and then we would go short. pixie cut style. since that it was justin has wanted since day one. but i was never ready.

this week i was ready. our friend anne rolfe (she is in the haircut video) babysat ava the day i got my haircut and when i came home really upset about my hair she said...you gotta go to heather. she will fix it. i love her. she is the best. so when i decided last week that i was ready for my little cut i texted anne rolfe and got in touch with the infamous heather. this haircut was a little different. it was just ava and i. no video. a few before pictures i took of myself without my hat on to document my hair post cancer. as i was driving to heather's house i started to get a little emotional. i was sad. scared. nervous. mad. a little excited to not have to wear my hat ever again. but mostly nervous. i knew i was ready for this cut because i actually made the appointment. i knew that i was ready. even though i was scared i knew i needed a change. it was time to cut off the old hair and start fresh. my hair was reminding me of cancer everyday. even though i am cancer free. i thought that my new haircut would make me think less about cancer but its doesn't. not yet. maybe in a week or so but not tonight. i still look in the mirror and do not recognize myself and that is a strange way to feel. i do not think i would have ever cut my hair this short ever in my life had i not been forced to due to cancer. i like my long hair. i think it looks pretty. but now i have short hair. and that is okay too.

back to the hair cut. we arrive at heather's house and upon meeting each other i am quickly laying my daughter on their family room floor because she had a dirty diaper. perfect way to start things off. but it's cool because she has two little boys. the environment was exactly what i needed it. not in a salon with a women who has no idea what she was doing...heather pulled up a chair in her entryway and we got to talking. it was perfect. our kids ran around and played as her husband help supervised little ava. i loved it. i asked her if she thought it was thick enough to cut it off or if i needed to wait...she said i was good to go. i asked her what she would do if she were me...she said she would go for it. pixie style. so she started cutting. no big mirror so we casually chatted and got to know each other. we are friends now. it was laid back and that made it all feel less like a big deal....this whole i am getting a boy hair cut thing. when she was done she handed me the mirror and i saw myself. i teared up. not because i did not like it but because it was just a little sad. i look so different. but heather was great. so thank you.

as i drove home thinking about my hair and how scared i was to see people. i called justin and he said he loved it and was coming home. not a total shocker. he is my husband. so he is supposed to say that. but he did say he really meant it. in the midst of my insecure thoughts i remembered...i did not necessarily choose to cut my hair off. i had to. because of cancer. not that pixie cuts are not great. i just do not think i would have ever randomly decided to chop off all of my hair. that made me feel a little better. i know i know its just hair. but this is a big deal for me. its short. my hair is short. one last thing before i post a few pictures...lie. its okay to lie to someone who has to shave their head (due to chemo) or cut it real short (due to chemo). be nice. they need to hear that they are beautiful. maybe the most beautful they have ever been. i am not encouraging people to lie. its just hard. i am nervous to see people and wonder what they are thinking so just be real nice about it. i cried tonight. but maybe i need to be more tough. its just hair. yeah right. not to me. its sad and i am still getting used to it and i think that is okay.

my normal hair after one chemo treatment.



my hair this morning. minus my hat. by the way it has grown in so much since my last chemo on feb 9.




my pixie cut.



if you like my hair leave a little comment love. if you do not like it please do not leave a comment. 
it might hurt my feelings.

292 comments:

  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. It's great Libby.

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  2. Libby...you're such a beautiful, courageous soul...I love it! It looks so, so cute! :)

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  3. Your pixie is SO cute! You look beautiful and happy. I think you should keep it short always, I just love it.

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  4. OMG LIBBY! Seriously girl, you can pull this off. I mean that. Every word. You can not only pull it off but you look wonderful. You're a babe. I truly LOVE IT! Woo! I'm so proud of you...way to make me cry :) Heather can cut some hair.

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  5. LIBBY your hair looks amazing. reflects your beauty from the inside out.

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  6. libby you are beautiful. insie and out. long hair or short hair. i personally love it. and it matches yoru smile perfectly <3 so keep smililng. you're there. you've made it. and i am so proud of you. i love you and miss you so much. congratulations on getting through this just like we all knew you would <3

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  7. i've read from the beginning and have never commented but this, this post with these pictures... i have to say something. you look beautiful, libby. this cut might not be totally 'you' and it is not long, but it's really stunning. i'm on the 'it's not just hair' team too and can't imagine cutting a thing. you have been and are so brave.

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  8. You've been an inspiration to so many. I love your hair - looks super stylish and cute!

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  9. Your hair is beautiful...great cut!!

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  10. Beautiful! I love the cut, so fresh and perfect for summer. And a 'good job' to Heather!

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  11. It's just precious. :) But maybe that's your smile... oh well, either way, you're adorable!

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  12. So so cute!! You wear it well ;)

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  13. Libby, I LOVE the haircut! It is so adorable! You look like a new person . . just glowing! It is perfect :)

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  14. YOU HAIRCUT LOOKS AMAZING! Seriously, if my face was shaped like yours and my hair would look even 1/4 as good as yours does that short, I would cut it tomorrow. Way to rock the pixie cut, Libby. :)

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  15. Libby,
    I can confidently and honestly leave a comment to say that I think your new cut looks amazing. Not everyone has a face for pixie cuts. It looks great and draws attention to your beautiful face. I know you did not do this entirely by choice but maybe it will give you a burst of funky sass as you begin a new life God has given you!
    I always think girls with cute pixie cuts have sass! (a tad bit of jealously for those who can pull it off)
    It's going to be great and you're husband wasn't lying when he said it looked good.
    Oh, and now you have a reason to buy awesome earrings to show off :)
    Thanks for sharing pictures! I was so excited to see them!!

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  16. I truly LOVE LOVE LOVE it. You are absolutely gorgeous. just stunning. So brave and courageous. You don't know me, but I've been following your story and have the utmost admiration for you and your strength of character. I am a medical student will be going into oncology for my career as a physician. Thank you for showing me this side of cancer. I have learned many important lessons from your story, your honesty, your bravery that I would have never learned from my textbooks. I think you are truly beautiful. glowing. gorgeous.

    Kindly,
    Meg

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  17. you look gorgeous!! it is beautiful. a new freedom for you. and if you want it long again, it will be easy to see the progress since it is short now!

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  18. Oh my goodness!!

    I LOVE it!! You look FABULOUS!!!

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  19. I LOVE this cut---I totally wish I could pull it off as well as you do :-D Sadly I have never seen it on a super curly-headed person, lol.

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  20. you are beautiful! it's short, but it's also chic and pretty. you can definitely rock a pixie cut!

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  21. your pixie cut looks so good on you! it really showcases your facial features very well!

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  22. Libby, it's SOOO cute! You have the perfect face to pull of your new pixie! Rock it, girl!

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  23. are you freaking kidding me? you are gorgeous!!

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  24. I wish I had the guts to do a pixie cut! I can just imagine how QUICKLY I could get ready for work in the am..... I LOVE IT!

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  25. you look BEAUTIFUL!! the short hair accentuates your gorgeous facial features : )

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  26. You are GORGEOUS!!! Perfect for summer too :)

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  27. LIBBY! your hair is SO CUTE. it fits you so so well. i absolutely love it. you are so gorgeous. love you and miss you and so glad you are continuing to update your blog. it's bookmarked as a favorite on my macbook!!

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  28. You look so hot and beautiful. The cut highlights your pretty facial features!

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  29. The haircut is frickin adorable! I love it! It really looks great on you :-)

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  30. Donna Cason said....

    Libby, While I have never posted on your blog but have been following your story from the beginning, praying continuously for you and your beautiful family during cancer and post cancer, I just had to post tonight....BEAUTIFUL!!! When I saw that you were going for the pixie cut I thought, oh yeah, she will be able to pull that off, no problem! And you have! Trust me, I am really into hairstyles and constantly look for a good style. You should be right there in the magazines glamming up this cute and sexy (just what all of us girls want, right? :)) hairstyle!
    I am so proud of you. You continue to be such an inspiration!

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  31. love love love it!! you look fabulous libby!

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  32. I love your pixie cut! You look great!

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  33. libby - i rarely comment, but i always read, and i must say, your hair is absolutely adorable!

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  34. libs. i love it. i love it so so much. you look so great. love you so much. missing you in michigan. love you.
    rach

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  35. I absolutely love it!! You look great! :)

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  36. Oh my goodness! I LOVE it! I am pretty new to your blog and don't comment very often, but I just knew I had to! I'm sure it must have been hard for you, but know that you look so beautiful with your new pixie cut! You don't look like you have a "boy cut" at all! You are such an inspiration, thank you for sharing your story!

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  37. I love it! Short or long hair, you are beautiful!

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  38. It's absolutely perfect, Libby :)

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  39. Lib- You look beautiful!! You can pull of any kind of hair- I'm a little bit jealous ;) I can't wait to see you in just 30days!!! Love you.

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  40. oh my goodness! you can totally pull the pixie cut :) it looks beautiful and so do you!

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  41. No lie...I love, love, love it! Now you can burn that hat! Yeah!

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  42. Your new haircut looks fantastic, so pretty!!

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  43. you are beautiful...your haircut is adorable...you look amazing!! :)

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  44. LIBBY I think I am mildly obsessed with it- the boy hair cut. So serious, I LOVE it. I have always wanted to do that- you're bold and strong and beautiful. I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND! love you and miss you...until tomorrow! =)

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  45. Libby - the pixie cut is very cute. You have beautiful eyes and short hair really draws attention to them! Congratulations!!

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  46. You just beam with this new haircut!! Really awesome libby
    Isnt it fun to style and try new things?

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  47. I honestly love it. You look happy and healthy. Its a good step. Thanks for sharing the picture. Your honesty is what keeps me reading your blog each day.

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  48. Libby you do more than pull that hair cut off, you are rocking it! It looks amazing :)

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  49. I love love love it Libby!!! It shows of your beautiful face! You have a great glow and smile on lovely face in the pixie cut pictures. SO glad you did it! Once again, thank you for sharing your courage (and the scarey side too) of today with all of us!

    PS: I sent you via your blog email address a story that reminded me of you a bit, hope you get a chance to read it soon if you haven't yet)

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  50. whoa...it's adorable. i mean that!

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  51. Libby ~

    Your hair looks amazing. Seriously. You can totally pull off the pixie cut! Actually, you can pull off any look in my book! Seriously. You always look good. Love you,

    Meghan F.

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  52. Oh, my gosh, I LOVE IT!! I don't comment often, so I just wouldn't comment if I didn't LOVE YOUR HAIRCUT! Seriously. You look beautiful and healthy -- and like someone who got a pixie cut because she knew it would look great on her!

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  53. I still can't get over how gorgeous you look!! Seriously...breathtaking! I know I've already commented...but I just keep coming back and loving it all over again. I really do love it. It is just 'hair' but hair is what makes us feel so feminine. Women really rely on their hair. So I know why it has got to be so hard for you. But you look so beautiful. There is absolutely nothing that I don't love about it! It is perfect.

    And your earrings are super cute too btw!! :)

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  54. you look so good. kind of makes me mad :) i wanted really badly to make the pixie work for me, but it never did - you can ask kj or ryder. haha. they should remember.

    seriously, yes your hair looks good on you, and YOU really look good.

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  55. Libby,

    You truly look amazing! You are so beautiful and I appreciate your honesty and courage while blogging!

    I do not comment often but I always read. I just think that I am so amazed how you share your heart (very difficult for me). You have helped me in ways you may never know and I truly thank you!

    Just think when we get to the beach who will not be fighting with their hair! :-)

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  56. Libby, no need to lie you look absolutely gorgeous :) The hair doesn't make the person. You are a beautiful person inside and out so don't be discouraged or saddened by the new haircut, besides you pull the look off very well. It accents your pretty smile :)

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  57. You look absolutely fabulous Libby. Your face is glowing. Your hair looks healthy. Its a fresh to start. New outlook. New you. Tomorrow morning, wake up, look in the mirror and just say to yourself 'I am confident. I am beautiful. I am God's creation radiating love to the world'. I love it Libby!!!!

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  58. WOW! Libby you look gorgeous!
    I think that the short cut totally brings out your face and especially your eyes! You look gorgeous with short and long hair, now you can choose whatever you want to do and look gorgeous either way!

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  59. you look wonderful, libby. truly so great. i have been through hair loss too, and really understand the frustration and humiliation that can go with changing/thinning/"new" hair. it's hard, harder than anyone can grasp unless they've experienced it. good for you for being so brave, for not being afraid to be real with us as you go through this.... hang in there, know your "new look" is beautiful, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for being such an inspiration.

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  60. Okay, I know you are used to having long hair so I cannot even imagine how tramatic it was to cut it way short BUT seriously honey, YOU LOOK SMOKIN' HOT!!! Not everyone can pull off a pixie cut but you can! Love it!!

    Lois

    www.auntielolocrafts.blogspot.com

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  61. Well, its unanimous from Hilton Head Island, S.C...You look fantastic, wonderful, darling, chic, and adorable...we love it!!!!We expect there will be lots of very short cuts showing up all over. What does Ava think of her "new" Mom?

    Mom, Dad
    Aunt Debbie
    Grandpa and Grandma V.

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  62. You look amazing - and beautiful! FOR REAL! No lying - seriously, you rock the pixie cut!

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  63. So proud of you!! You look stunning!!!

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  64. Libby,

    I have been reading for a while but this is my first time commenting. I find myself relating to you bc we are the same age and I have a 10 month old daughter. I cried reading your post tonight because I have really long hair and I can totally relate to the emotional attachment to your hair. I cant even begin to imagine how hard that would be. You are so very brave. Thanks for sharing your journey. And just so you know, the pixie cut looks adorable on you.

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  65. You look gorgeous! I LOVE that cut on you!

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  66. Oh my gosh!! Truly, you look GORGEOUS! I rarely comment, but I read every post. I just had to comment this time. It really draws attention to your beautiful eyes. I can't tell you enough how amazing you are. So courageous. If you have time, go to Nogreaterjoymom.blogspot.com and read the "I am beautiful" post. I love you!
    Mattie Patterson

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  67. You have rocked that hair style! BEAUTIFUL!!

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  68. Not like it?! Are you kidding, it's the CUTEST!!

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  69. wow -- you don't know me, but just have to say: you are beautiful! great haircut.

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  70. Girl please! No need to lie! Like everyone else has stated, you rock this hairstyle. Such a great new way to start your post-cancer life. I can relate in that hair is kind of a big deal to me and I would really miss my long hair too...but seriously, if anyone can pull this style off it's you! Beautiful.

    Joanne

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  71. I understand that you wouldn't have chosen to get your hair cut, BUT I LOVE IT!! I think it looks wonderful on you!!

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  72. You look amazing Libby! Not lying...you definitely own that cut. :)

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  73. I love it Libby! I wish I could pull something like this off. Very fun and hopefully low-maintence.

    I miss you and Justin and Ava. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Love from Michigan....

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  74. I knew it! You look fabulous, dahling! I was really looking forward to this day, b/c I knew we were all going to love it. It’s PERFECT! ;)

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  75. I'm a new follower- but I had to say I LOVE LOVE LOVE your new cut- it looks so SUPER cute!!!!

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  76. H@@@@wwwwwwttttttttttt. looks so good.

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  77. It looks SO SO SO SO GREAT!!! Really! You are such a beautiful person, I knew it would, but I think it looks even better than I expected! You have nothing to worry about or shouldn't be insecure at all! It looks as if you never lost any hair at all!!!

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  78. You look so hip, like straight out of a magazine, a cool urban one where everyone wants your style, cause you got style. great haircut!

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  79. adorable. this makes me jealous and want to cut my hair short again! hope you enjoy all the compliments you're about to get :)

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  80. OH MY GOSH! YOU LOOK GORGEOUS! Seriously! I love it! LOVE IT! So stylish and laid back all at once. You look beautiful. {all honesty here, i promise!}

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  81. your hair looks awesome-- it's so fun and sassy and fresh'n'trendy!!

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  82. girl, it is adorable!!! you can totally pull it off. seriously!!! thank you for sharing your heart on this. it's easy for someone else to say, "it's just hair" but it is so much deeper than that and you are totally entitled to your feelings. :)

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  83. Love it. We all do. Reading all these comments made me smile......smoking hot is right. My favorite part is your healthy skin and smile.

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  84. Libby! It looks great! You are rocking it! And you are beautiful!

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  85. It looks amazing! You have such a beautiful face that you easily pull it off!

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  86. you're beautiful babe ;) love it

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  87. I have been following your blog since my first semester of college. During that semester I had a lot going on with my family and a lot of trials to face on my own away from home, I decided to start blogging and thats when my friend introduced me to your blog and told me I had to start reading. During all of the trials that I have been through this year, your blog and the life you and your husband live for Christ have been SO unbelievably encouraging. Christ has been working in you and through you since day one of your journey and that is apparent to EVERYONE who reads your blog.

    I LOVE the haircut!! you are one of those people that can EASILY pull this haricut off! beautiful on the inside and the outside!

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  88. I love your new haircut! Your smile just shines brighter now!

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  89. So proud of you my sweet friend! and oh my freaking goodness you are so adorable in your cute pixie cut!! : ) Seriously. Like Im being completely serious. But hey, you can pull off anything. I love you!

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  90. Oh my goodness Libby, the new haircut is fantastic! And you are just glowing in these pics-- so beautiful, I love it! (And no lying required :)

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  91. Libby it looks SO cute!!! Your face shape is perfect for it! You are so brave- I admire you more than you know! You look gorg!

    xoxox

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  92. You are AdOrAbLe!! And, you know what else I saw in your picture?...strength! You had cancer...and now you don't. The cancer made your faith even stronger...and that is what I see in your picture. I see it in your eyes...and your smile. I definitely think that it's ok to have been mad and angry (I know I would have been!). I've been thinking about a post you had the other day...you were worried about writing something. it's okay to write about whatever is on your heart. This is your space, your place...don't worry about pleasing the many of us who don't know you personally. Because when you are honest & authentic...you are letting us get to know a part of you that matters to you! Thank you for sharing your story, I have shared it with many others struggling through life's issues...it's a great example on how to draw strength from the Lord and have real life emotions! I have gained strength from your family's example!

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  93. Libby
    I like many others have followed your journey and thought and prayed for you often but this is my first comment. Your hair is amazing and you are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your story and inspiring me to be the best person I can be. I needed to smile today, thank you for making that happen. I want a pixie if I can look as cute as you- that's the truth! You should be very, very proud.

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  94. I was hoping you would post pictures after typing out a blog post! It looks really good...your eyes look brighter :)
    BEAUTIFUL

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  95. i love it. it's fun for the summer and you look 20 times healthier. i thought you looked cute in a hat, but it is nice to see your head again ;). i know you miss your long hair, but it will come. just think of how healthy it will be when it's long again...you'll have a brand new head of hair! love you friend.

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  96. you look so beautiful in that haircut! you an your hair look SO healthy. I love it! be proud.

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  97. I love it! You look beautiful Libby! I think it looks girlie and sweet and great for summer time with a toddler! I also love your smile! You look great Libby!
    I'm lad you got t do it at someones house and glad Justin came home to b w you. You don't have to toughen up it's ok to be sad about it. But you really do look beautiful!

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  98. I met you at Sara's Matilda Jane party.... What make you beautiful, Libby Ryder, is your enchanting and lovely heart....but your pixie cut is cute too!

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  99. So beautiful! You really do have the right face for it! Also you get to show off really cute earrings... they can be like your new hats :)

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  100. I really like the new cut. You might have not done it without the cancer, but it really looks cute and with summer coming, I bet you grow to love it. It will be easy, cute and cool.

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  101. simply beautiful, libby! i LOVE the cut and i am sure justin thinks you are gorgeous with your new short do:-)

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  102. I love your hair cut! You look absolutely radiant!

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  103. love your hair!! you look beautiful!! and you are rocking those earrings.

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  104. Libby,

    I am not good at telling lies so I have to be honest. You look amazing. I love your haircut you are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing I love it.

    Stephanie

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  105. OH. MY. GOODNESS! In the words of Stacy London "SHUT UP"! << That's the nice "shut up" not the mean one in case you dont know her from TLC's what not to wear. It is a GREAT look for you and maybe a good thing that you were 'forced into it' because otherwise you would not have had the nerve and would never have known HOW GOOD IT LOOKS! Love. It. Own it, girlfriend.

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  106. Libby, I L.O.V.E. it! I really do! It looks so great on you and you have such a beautiful face and features that rock a pixie cut! Your eyes really pop too! Just love it!! You are rockin' that cut girl and guess what no more hats whooo hoooo

    xoxo
    Sums

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  107. I don't know you but have been reading your blog since September. Just wanted to say that you look absolutely beautiful!!! Stunning! Don't ever think you look less than that. You are rockin' that haircut!! :)

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  108. Libby!! You look like such a fashionista! I swear, the girls here in Savannah that are into fashion and trends all have cute short haircuts. I wish so badly I could cut my hair short and look that cute! You look great!!!!! So excited you have started fresh! Think about how healthy your hair feels to have a fresh start too!

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  109. You seriously look gorgeous. No one would ever guess you have that hair cut because you had to. I think someone who didn't know you would look at you and think you are gorgeous with that hair cut. I love it!

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  110. it looks incredible!! you pull it off very well
    wear it proud
    as always, thank you for sharing <3

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  111. YEAH!! Love it!! You can sure rock the pixie cut :)

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  112. lib!

    you look SO healthy and pretty in that last pic! i remember once a long time ago you cut your hair shorter and you said "i'll never cut my hair short again." maybe this is some form of god molding your heart a little bit more as you continue doing hard things. and no more hat, hooray libby!

    i mean it! you look beautiful & are so brave.
    LOVE YOU FRIEND!
    j

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  113. Libby you look beautiful!!!! I don't even want to show my husband the picture of you because he has always asked me to get a pixie cut and if he sees it he'll be asking again :)

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  114. I agree with everyone else. I absolutely love it. You look really fantastic. And in the summer having short hair is the best, it's perfect timing.

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  115. LIBBY! You look gorgeous! I mean I can't even stand it! SO SO pretty! Love you friend!

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  116. LOVE it! You look absolutely beautiful! {and so stylish!}

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  117. I have never commented, but I just had to comment after seeing your TRULY ADORABLE haircut. I absolutely love it. You look beautiful!!!

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  118. It's a control issue. Guess what you're right you can't control losing it, looking different, having to cut it, but GOD is in control as he always has been. He has a plan. Yes, it's just hair, but it is easy to let it define us...that's just the devil on your shoulder talking. You look great! YOU...and the cut too! Own it girl. God gives us the confidence behind the bravery, and you certainly are brave.

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  119. Put your shoulders back, keep your head held high and own that haircut...you look fantastic!! Kind of like young Mia Farrow, just not as blond. I bet your husband loves it (like REALLY loves it)! I know it has to be sooo hard with all you have gone through and losing your hair is adding insult to injury. But seriously, your hair and your face look just beautiful! Wishing you all the best with your new "do". (on the plus side, getting ready will be much quicker for you)

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  120. Libby, your haircut looks GREAT!! I'm like you and would never cut my hair that short, but unlike me you pull it off so well! Seriously, gorgeous. And I'm not just saying that! Thanks for posting pictures :)

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  121. It's so cute and sassy!! You look gorgeous!!

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  122. Love it, love it!! Now, you should have your friends throw an "earrings shower" for you, because now you'll be able to show off your cute earrings!! You look pretty, cute & adorable!! Love, Laura R - Fort Wayne, IN

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  123. all i've gotta say is...you're a babe libby ryder.

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  124. You can totally pull off a pixie cut!!! I love it :). I think it accentuates your facial features - and you have GREAT facial features! LOVE it!

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  125. Libby, you look STUNNING! I LOVE the haircut. Seriously. This is a haricut I've always envied on women - mostly celebrities, you know. You rock it!!

    Also, as I was reading your post,I was thinking... How cool that your hair will literally be a markder of how far you've come from cancer. Every inch that it grows will symbolize - in a very obvious way - another step away from cancer. I love that.

    E

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  126. OMG!!! YOU ARE TOTALLY ROCKING THAT PIXIE CUT!!! I LOVE IT ON YOU!!!!! YOU LOOK AMAZING!! ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  127. Hello! I'm a new reader, but have been following your story for the last couple of months. What a privilege to read how the Lord is leading you so strongly in places you never wanted to go - including the Pixie Cut! Thought I'd chime in with all the others to add in blessing you with the truth: It Looks Great! Have to say, when you've been saying 'pixie cut' I thought, "Oh...." But what Heather did for you suits your face perfectly! Not many women can pull off this look, certainly not me!

    ***I think it's all in your great cheekbones!

    God bless you, and CONTINUE to bless your little family! Thanks for sharing your journey with all of us - there are more people reading and benefitting than you might imagine!

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  128. um seriously...the haircut is beyond adorable!! it looks SO good on you!

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  129. Oh my goodness, I love it! I think it looks so great! I know you may feel sad about it now, but I really hope that feeling will pass because you look so cute with it short!

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  130. I think it is soooo cute! Great for summertime outside!!! Love that smile!!

    Ragley, La.

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  131. Libby,
    I've never commented before but I wanted to tell you that you look beautiful! I went from having really long hair to cutting it as short as yours about 8 months ago. It takes a couple of weeks to get used to walking by a mirror and not being shocked by how short your hair is. Honestly there are some days where I miss long hair but 99% of the time I am so happy with short hair because it is so much easier to take care of. You will grow to love it and I am so proud of you for taking that step!
    Sara

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  132. Libby it's adorable! You look freaking cute. and perfect for summer! so nice and cool and EASY! proud of you!

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  133. Really, really cute Libby, you radiate life and light.

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  134. I think it looks fantastic. Not a lot of people can pull off short hair like that, but you certainly can! It frames your face beautifully.

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  135. YOU LOOK WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  136. I absolutely love it! You look fabulous!!! Love Love Love!!!

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  137. I am new to your blog but I just had to comment after reading this post and tell you that I LOVE your hair, it looks Awesome on you!!! You can definetly pull off that "hot" pixie cut! You're Beautiful inside and out!!! Rock it girl!!

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  138. so cute, it makes you younger ! You are beautiful with long hair and with boy cut.
    hugs

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  139. I've been reading your blog since the beginning, and you are such an inspiration! Your hair looks awesome with a pixie cut. You are so lucky that you can pull it off and look amazing with it! LOVE IT!

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  140. i think its awesome! and you have beautiful skin...like, flawless. so lovely.

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  141. Hi- I’ve never commented on your blog before but I just have to tell you that your hair cut looks wonderful! The pixie cut is a very daring style and you’re totally rocking.

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  142. I love your hair! You look gorgeous and refreshed and happy, be proud!

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  143. LOVE LOVE LOVE the haircut (NOT just saying that. You are so beautiful!!!

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  144. look great and you look so full of life..you have conquered so much be proud:)

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  145. I LOVE it. It's so cute. I have short hair (about chin length) and wish I had the guts to cut mine that short. It's adorable and you look beautiful!

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  146. you're gorgeous & i really mean it!

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  147. I've been reading for a while but never commented. I gasped out loud when I saw the pictures. You look AMAZING!!

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  148. i LOVE it! It looks awesome! Girl, you got it going on. Look at the color in your cheeks, you are glowing!

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  149. Long, short, thinned, pixie...only a few people can pull this off and you're one of them!!! It looks great on you. You are beautiful inside and out!!!!

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  150. I LOVE it. Looks so so great on you. Thank you for inspiring so many people, and especially myself. YOU ROCK.

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  151. Libby,
    You look AWESOME! You are so brave and your hair cut looks great.
    Erin
    PS I love your earrings. You can rock big dangly ones now and everyone will see your awesome style

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  152. I seriously this this is the new look for you. You look beautiful. You look so healthy as well. Love love love it.

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  153. you are so beautiful libby. i love the hair cut - it really shows off the healthy glow you have now. LOVE it!

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  154. Libby,

    I have never posted anything on here before but I have followed your story from the beginning. I work with Marlene at school in Tennessee and her and I have laughed along with you, cried, and celebrated at school the day you found out you were cancer free. I just wanted to tell you that I love your haircut!! I think it is so cute on you:) I am very excited to meet you when you come to Nashville for the marathon. Thank you so much for sharing your journey and your faith.

    In his hands alone,
    Ashley Pritchett

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  155. You look great Libby! It is kind of a new freedom if you think about it...enjoy. It has never been about what is on your head, but about what is in your heart. Ava would love to have a haircut like mom!

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  156. it truly is a pixie cut! you look like tinkerbelle :)

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  157. lindsey petersenApril 1, 2011 at 8:45 AM

    libby! I actually really like it a lot! I think it shows off your beautiful face....you are so precious!!! beautiful girl...

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  158. i love your hair cut:) so super cute!

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  159. Libby,

    I have never posted on here before but I have been following your story. So glad to hear that you are cancer free. I just battled my own own cancer story and finished my last round of chemo. I shaved my hair off when it started falling out. I now have peach fuzz all over my head. I can not wait for the day that I can get a cute hair cut. I was not sure how I would cut it but after seeing you beautiful picture I know that a pixie cut will be what I will looking forward to. Thank you for posting your new hair cut. Best of luck.

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  160. Oh my gosh. It looks SO GOOD! It really suits your face and it's beautiful, Heather did an amazing job.

    And now I am jealous and I wish I could chop all of mine off...alas, with my round face and super fat curls, it just wouldn't do. I shall live vicariously through you.

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  161. Love the pixie cut!!! It looks very cute on you!! You sport it well! :)
    Lindsey

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  162. So stinin' adorable. Always wanted to be one who could pull off the pixie..you have seriously just made me jealous. Enjoy saving $ on shampoo too:) LOVE IT!

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  163. i'm really not the type that will lie, i'd rather stay quiet. but, your hair looks AMAZING! seriously. fantastic. i know it must be hard becuase you are used to your long hair, but from an outsider's perspective it looks really good.

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  164. beautiful! i looked no where near this cute when i cut my hair that short two years ago (for pantene beautiful lengths). love it!

    (and just a tip since it doesn't sound like you've had hair this short before, i think there is only one negative to it: growing it out (whenever you get to that point). frequent hair cuts become necessary to avoid the mullet that tries to sprout as your locks grow. but no need to worry about it if your friend heather is around with her scissors. she'll keep you mullet-free, i am sure. =)

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  165. I love, love, love, LOVE the hair cut! I don't know what in the world you were so worried about. You're gorgeous! :-)

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  166. STUNNING!!!!!! I love it !!! It put a tear in my eye. It's a happy pixie cut; you're finally free (;

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  167. it looks GREAT!! you definitely pull of the pixie cut!

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  168. Oh Libby, I love it! You've always looked beautiful (even in the midst of chemo), but this hair do is simply stunning on you. And I'm a fellow long hair lover so I know how scary getting the cut must have been, but you took a risk and were brave and look at you now! Hold your head up high and rock your beautiful hair, I love it.

    Xoxo
    Cate

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  169. I will start off by saying that your new pixie cut looks WONDERFUL on you! I have always had long hair (though not as long as yours was) myself and never have thought that I could wear short hair. You are beautiful and I think any haircut would look good on you though! So happy you are doing well!

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  170. not just saying this to make you feel good- that cut is darling on you! you have the cheek bones to sport the short look- very CUTE!

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  171. I LOVE IT! It makes you look very sophisticated. You are beautiful!

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  172. GIRL! I love it!
    I've read your blog through the whole journey and have never commented, but I have to say something now! This haircut brings out your eyes and your lips. You look so gorgeous and chic and classy! You have the best facial structure for this look. Hottie cancer-free mommy! Even though this may not be the "you" that you know yourself as, you can absolutely rock the pixie. I love it! It's extremely flattering for you. You look awesome! My jaw dropped when I saw it.

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  173. I absolutely LOVE your hair! You are so brave! This cut shows off your beautiful face...and I think it's the perfect excuse to get some fab new earrings! ;-)

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  174. You have beautiful eyes and great bone structure! The pixie cut really works well for you!
    ~Karen Schanck

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  175. not even lying, it looks SO CUTE! love it :) you look gorgeous!

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  176. Libby - You can TOTALLY ROCK the pixie cut girlfriend! With your jaw line and gorgeous smile, the pixie absolutely works. Wishing you much health and many blessings!

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  177. Love your haircut!!! You pull the short do off very well =)

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  178. Beautiful, Adorable, Love it!!!

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  179. Tears literally running down my cheeks as I type because I look at your picture of your new hair cut and you look absolutely radiant! Those who look to him are radiant (ps. 34:5). Libby you look so sheek and trendy :) You're like a trendy hip momma! Also, hadn't told you this yet, b/c I didn't know if I should, but I prayed often during your cancer that you wouldn't loose all your hair. Not sure what prompted that prayer, but I didn't want you to have to shave your head. Not that loosing your hair and having it thin feels any better but maybe the Lord heard me and said 'yes!' so you could have this cute haircut. You look lovely. So proud of your boldness and bravery in getting this new do. I love it :)

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  180. You look really, truly beautiful with short hair! It's a beautiful frame to your lovely face, and you SOO pull it off! Be confident, you look amazing!

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  181. Girlfriend, you look beautiful! Fits you perfectly :) LOVE it, Libby.

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  182. omg !!! i LOVE IT !!!
    You look so beautiful !!!
    I love it

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  183. love.
    love it.
    love it a lot.
    your face glows.
    and i think that is a lot of your physical beauty and a lot of Jesus.

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  184. it's awesome!!! you look great Libby!

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  185. LIBBY. you are a freaking BABE with the fresh cut. work it. own it. love it. -J

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  186. All I can say when I see this post is GORGEOUS. You are a beautiful person inside and out, Libby! Cant wait to run in your honor in one short month!

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  187. I absolutely love it!!! :) You look fabulous!

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  188. I'm not just saying it's cute just to say it. But it really looks cute! Not a lot of women can pull off the pixie, and you can! So rock it! :-D

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  189. ahhh LOVE IT!!!! it is beautiful and you look refreshed!!!

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