I had to tell everyone here the best news since it is all of you that helped me to hold my head up high and proclaim that I am a Rapunzel and proud of it! My lovely niece Tia is also a Rapunzel. Through sad circumstances that got her very depressed and our family parted for over a year I lost track of my brother and his family...
I found them again by the grace of the good Lord and she had asked her other aunt to cut her hair off into a layered Pixie. When I saw her she screamed and ran to me followed by her 4 other siblings. I was mobbed and tears of joy ran down my face. We hugged, all talked at once and even my long lost brother cried a bit and got into the happy fray!
Tia demanded I take down my bun and prove to her that I had not cut my hair. I did this proudly and without hesitation. She then took down her natural blonde hair and showed me that other than trims she had not cut her length (almost at her waist) either.
Her aunt S was very upset at this reunion as she never liked me and reminded Tia how "super cute" she would be with the new Pixie that they were doing when they got home. My Tia turned very seriously and stated loudly in the parking lot "I am a Rapunzel not a Pixie aunt S! Sissi (that is what my nieces and nephews call me) has been a Pixie several times and told me that she always felt 'lost' without her long hair. So Sissi will help me take care of it as she has always done and I will stay a Rapunzel."
My heart swelled with pride and a warm feeling came over my whole body as I began to laugh happily.
They all turned to me and asked what in the world. I grinned and cuddled my lost brood closer and said simply "Out of the mouths of babes!" They all laughed and I went home with them so blessed and content with being who I really am... A Rapunzel!
Ladies, thanks for all that you have given me in the short time I have been here. God bless all of you!