Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wednesday's Women of Courage - Jane Doe

I lost a very close friend, and a very special person this weekend. Out of respect for her privacy, I will refer to her as Jane Doe.

In so many ways, Jane was typical of women of her generation. But in a very important and meaningful way, she was not.

In an era not conducive to the term "career woman", she boldly stepped away from her humble beginnings and set off to find work in "the big city". Her passion and knack for attention to detail propelled her career, and set her apart in the male-dominated oil industry.

It also brought her in proximity to her soul-mate and future husband. Like so many women today, she set aside her dreams, and chose instead to channel her boundless energy and feisty spirit to nurture life as a loving parent and grandparent, right up to her peaceful transition into eternal life.

Jane, thank you for your sacrifice and love. Until we meet again, RIP SDG JBHIV