Hello. My name is Virginia, a.k.a “That Bald Chick“.
I am… A Christian. A loving wife. A mother of three delightful children. A full time homemaker. A homeschooler. A pastor, author, speaker. Lover of all things beautiful, blogger. and bibliophile.
Two of my all time favorite books…
I started blogging, shortly after my son was born, as a way to keep in touch with the world. After having been gainfully employed for nearly fifteen years, I was not accustomed to having unstructured time, had a lot of pictures, and needed a creative outlet. Thus, I started blogging and digital scrapbooking. Prior to that, I worked full time as an RN.
Hay Wells Syndrome (HWS), also known as anklyloblepharon-ectodermal dysplasia-cleft lip and palate syndrome (AEC) is one of several ectodermal dysplasias (ED) syndromes that affects structures that arise from the ectoderm as well as structures that do not. Considered a complex syndrome, HWS can affect hair, skin, teeth, nails, sweat glands, as well as other structures. HWS is typically classified by cleft lip and palatte as well as fusion of the upper and lower eye lids at birth.
HWS is a congenital birth defect, meaning it is present at birth, and is a dominant genetic trait.
As such, I am a life long baldie. And proud of it. You can not even begin to imagine the number of times I have overheard someone describe me as a child as “that bald girl” and now as “that bald chick.”
Growing up different certainly posed some challenges. However, my Mom taught me a few life lessons that I cherish and will share with you…
- People ridicule that which they do not understand; make them understand, and they will not ridicule.
- There is a unique purpose in your differences… it is up to you to find them.
- You are only as limited as you allow yourself to be.
- People will remember what you say because they will remember how you look. Make the impression worthwhile.
The ability to make a lasting impression on someone, on the basis of appearance, is a gift indeed.
When I was contemplating names for my site That Bald Chick just fit.
As I said, I am married. My husband, Brian, is affectionately referred to as Hubs, my Tech Geek, Honey, or just plain B. He enjoys lighting and sound projects, is handy around the house, and is a great steward of his time and talents, as well as our treasure. I used to joke that I don’t know what I did to deserve him, but I am so glad that I did. In truth, I do know what I did to deserve him. After a failed relationship in early adulthood, I intentionally set aside many years to discover and learn the love of the Lord. I determined that I would not date again until I could comprehend what real love is, because I knew I couldn’t receive appropriate love from a man unless/until I knew the Lord’s love for me. The Lord honored that, and gave me Brian. Oh, what an amazing gift our marriage is!
^^ Love that man! ^^
I also mentioned that I am Mom to three amazing children. This is my family in August 2022, while we were on vacation.
Our son, affectionately called Mister, or Z, is 14 years old and homegrown. He is bright, eager to learn, loves math, and really enjoys discovering what makes things work. He enjoys gaming and most anything technology related. He is compassionate, kind, and always thinking.
Our oldest daughter, known here as Sister, is 13 years old and was grafted into the vine (i.e. adopted). She is smart, sassy, an observer, and tenacious. She loves animals of all kinds – but most especially horses and dogs. She has a dog (Rocky) and a leopard gecko (Humphry). She enjoys running, singing, history, and spending time with friends. She despises math. She is tender hearted and a good friend.
Our youngest daughter, known here as Little Miss, or K, is 9 years old. She is also grafted in the family vine (i.e. adopted). She loves being tumbling and acrobatics. She’s always flipping cartwheels, doing backbends, and is trying to perfect a handstand. She loves to laugh and make others laugh.
As my children have grown, my site has grown. While it started strictly as a scrapbook journey, it is now an eclectic mix about life, love, family, faith, adoption, photography, weight loss, fitness, cooking, recipes, kids, fashion, jewelry, home care, cleaning, shopping, nutrition, product reviews and giveaways, and so much more! Aside from writing here, I also enjoy writing stories and poetry.
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