November 15 (about 3 weeks in)
January 17, 2012
April 3, 2012 (I had it trimmed, but I wasn't all that happy about it!)
June 13, 2012 (Just before I made a HUGE mistake!)
The mistake right after this was to go in for the second trim. For some unknown reason the barber decided to take me back to about a 6 week beard. I was devastated! But I didn't give up. I started the process over again. Without going back through the process again, here is a picture from today.
Why did I blog this? Let me say two things. First, I realize I am still quite the novice in beard growing. There are many, many, beards that are bigger and healthier than mine. Second, I want to encourage more men to grow out their beards. While many people will not like it. Many will think you should shave. I can honestly say the process of growing (and regrowing) your beard is worth it. In the words of Charles Spurgeon:
Growing a beard 'is a habit most natural, scriptural, manly, and beneficial.'
So I say, get your beard on!