|Hope everyone had a wonderful July 4th and is still celebrating…Since celebrating should hardly be done solo, I decided to ask my friend Jen about her thoughts on the “Summer of Celebration”. She whipped up the following and left me speechless. I couldn’t help but share with all of you. How blessed to be loved by and get to spend this 4th of July with a friend such |
as Jen, truly…
Summer naturally feels like time to celebrate. Perhaps it’s because Summer is our favorite, bringing bright warm sunshine, relaxed days at the beach, cookouts that linger into breezy summer nights of jumping rope barefoot, heated corn hole competitions, or yummy Fenwick Shave Ice. Shout out to the closest taste of Hawaii in Delaware! There are many a birthday parties of those we love. There are sunrises on the beach. Perhaps it’s really a compilation of all these memories of previous summers piling up that make it time to celebrate!
You see, there was that one awful summer that was interrupted by a lump found, doctors appointments, waiting for answers, treatment plans to brave. More than the scary realities that come from a breast cancer diagnosis, I look back and remember that summer as one that was deep in prayer. There were prayers of friends circled around. There were prayers said through tears as the reality of a diagnosis set in. There were prayers said after appointments for clarity and wisdom on how to proceed. There were deep breaths taken, and prayers said before, during and after surgeries.
The ultimate ask I specifically remember praying was for more time. I wanted you to have more time with your adorable son and your beautiful daughter. You LOVE a good chance to celebrate those you hold dear and I wanted you at all their birthdays, at their graduations, dancing with your husband at weddings to come. I wanted you at the many celebrations that lie ahead.
So when I think about taking time to celebrate the ministry of Pinked, your 10 year diagnosis anniversary. I think mostly about the power of prayer and the chance to say, “Thank you, Jesus, for granting my friend 10 more years of TIME.” I have watched her use it well, and you better believe we captured every special occasion with photos galore. I’ve watched her walk out her faith, raise her kiddos, and share the same compassion she received with countless others. May God get all the glory this summer for answering our prayers 10 years ago. May those currently in the fight know that we are praying for them too! May they have HOPE that springs eternal into the next and best season ever: SUMMER! ~Jen
”We have this hope as an anchor for our lives, safe and secure…”
|Since we have named this the Summer of Celebration, we wanted to ask you, the Pink Warriors and supporters of the Pinked Warriors to contribute to the celebration. Please post a photo on Facebook or Instagram and tag us @pinkedperspective with what and how you are celebrating! (No social? Email us a photo!) Is it a journey of treatment completed or perhaps it is simply the celebration of surviving one more treatment and crossing another day off the calendar?|
|As always, we have the need for supplies for those Kit Assemblies we hope to get on the calendar. Our Amazon Wishlist has been updated with our greatest current needs which include Jesus Calling Devotionals, Summer Button Down pajamas and EOS Lip Balms. Thanks so much for considering a donation in honor of Pinked’s Summer of Celebration!|