Friday, June 04, 2010

Inadequate.

an·ni·ver·sa·ry
Function: noun
1 : the annual recurrence of a date marking a notable event; broadly : a date that follows such an event by a specified period of time measured in units other than years
2 : the celebration of an anniversary

Yesterday marked the 1 year anniversary of a commitment someone close to my heart engaged in. This commitment was to and for herself and to no one else. I believe completely that this commitment not only saved her life but has had a fundamental impact on the lives of virtually everyone I hold dear.

We celebrated this anniversary as a birthday should be celebrated. Surrounded by all of the most important people to her life. Her rocks, her anchors, the beacons of light that she follows in a storm. Many of whom I've never met. It was a great honour to be among these people who love and keep her in a way she needs.

Time and time again she was described as a woman who is unstoppable, inspirational and, for one friend - her name became a verb. She has become: A Woman of Action

She exchanged a substantial part of her life to participate in the lives of everyone around her and in her own life. We have all been changed.

I love you.

1 comment:

Carol said...

I once heard that a commitment to yourself is still a commitment. It had more to do with not overworking yoursself and saying "NO" occasionally to outside demands, but this ittlemceremony sounds lovely. Often we put ourselves last, when we should be first