I am not going to lie. This October hasn’t really turned out the way I thought it would, so far. A walk to raise awareness for breast cancer and to honor the Pink Warriors was planned for the same week that we had a threat of a hurricane and the reality of a Nor’easter. It is halfway through the month and my 31 Days of Warrior Stories consists of one warrior (I guess if it must stand alone, thank goodness it is a really powerful One.) The fact that it hasn’t been what I planned has grown me in ways I can’t even fully describe.
The Thursday before the Think Pink walk I asked my Bible Study group to pray for me. I was really discouraged and honestly in a bit of a wrestling match with God over the date and vision that I felt He had given me for the event almost a year ago. See, I had expectations and He was not allowing those to be met.
What I didn’t expect was that I would have the opportunity to go share my heart for the ministry of Pinked Perspective with over 100 women at our church’s weekly Bible study. What I didn’t expect was that we would receive in abundance many pink donations to fill kits for the upcoming year not just on the day of the event but starting in September and throughout the first half of this month. What I didn’t expect was a beautiful “Plan B” of an indoor Think Pink event hosted by our home church. And one other thing I didn’t expect was that the word about Pinked Perspective would spread more this October than all last year of its existence (according to our FB page and the surge in recent Kit requests).
It has all been such a great reminder that while I was so focused on honoring the Pink Warriors in my way, there is a Warrior mightier than us all who is constantly fighting for us. Sometimes it is best to just be still and let His ways be higher than mine.
Click on the link below to watch a Flipagram slideshow of photos from the indoor Think Pink event. Thanks again to all that came out!