Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Un-happy Anniversary

Today is the second anniversary of the terrible attack that claimed Kelly-Anne Drummond’s life. Two years ago today, she went from being a vibrant twenty-four year old with a whole life ahead of her to another tragic statistic. Twenty-four months ago all of our lives changed forever.

There have been many unhappy moments in the last two years. Learning to cope with the grief, intense sadness, anger, rage, disbelief, and pain of losing a daughter, sister, and friend has consumed us. We know we will never be the same again, because we know that the place Kelly-Anne occupied in our lives can never be filled by anything else.

In death, Kelly-Anne’s legacy was stolen from us. She became a statistic—just another woman murdered in 2004 by a boyfriend. But she was so much more than that, as is each woman who suffers this fate. Kelly-Anne was an intelligent, athletic, devoted, patriotic, adventurous, humorous, and loving friend. She meant the world to those who knew her.

Thank you for taking the time to remember Kelly-Anne. Today we not only mourn our loss, but also celebrate her life.