These are yet a portion of the overwhelming emotions I’m experiencing as I scroll through countless #purpleforpancreas pictures. Your selflessness, thoughtfulness, grace, love & heart-filled purple posts are rocking my world.
Tributes from family, friends, acquaintances, sorority sisters (a few I know most of whom I don’t)& strangers have made the last few weeks easier to digest…easier to survive…easier to see a purpose behind the pain. What an honor it is to be the girl behind Still Waters Blog & the recipient of your love!
On one particular day last week, I was in desperate need of God’s peace & comforting touch… After a time of prayer & meditation I opened up Facebook to find some amazing gems before me. Multiple posts made in my honor; beautiful faces smiling as they sported purple shirts, accessories, sweaters, etc. Your words touched my heart & your willingness to do something as simple as wearing purple while snapping a selfie, touched me in the deepest parts of my soul.
My initial idea to ask everyone for purple pictures had me a bit worried. I felt somewhat selfish & silly asking this of all of you. I thought, “What are people going to think of this idea? Is it stupid? Why would anyone do this for me…it’s not as if I’m famous or even have a very big following in the blog?”
Yet, I posted the idea because I felt that nudge from God. And I know without a shadow of a doubt that obedience to Him yields great reward.
I feel as if I’ve been rewarded tenfold for sharing His messages. And incredibly honored that He has chosen my life to speak through, even if I must endure certain hardship beyond my understanding.
Thank you. Thank you everyone from the bottom of my heart. I wish I could give you all a giant hug or show you the tears in my eyes & smile on the face that your gestures of kindness have elicited in me. November is a time to reflect on Thanks and your encouragement undoubtedly sparked a new gratitude inside my soul.
As promised, here are all of your beautiful, wonderful pictures! I hope I found & shared them all and if I missed someone please let me know so I can add it!
Through His love,