Sunday, May 9, 2010

Community

The word "community" is derived from the Old French communité which is derived from the Latin communitas (cum, "with/together" + munus, "gift"), a broad term for fellowship or organized society.[2]

I find this to be profound. with/ together and gift being combined into one word. It has been amazing to see this in action. We are all part of something powerful and far reaching and my hope is that no one loses sight of this. Meghan and I felt very blessed by the outpouring of love, support and solidarity. And Meghan very much wanted to pay it back in some way. It was very important for her to keep a record of everything she received from everyone. She wanted everyone to know how much it all meant to her. You all are wonderful. It's wonderful that we are all part of this. I want to carry this same spirit of gratefulness and global community with me every where I go, every step of the way. I want all of you to be part of this with me, to see the impact being made and to make connections of your own. Thank you so much for your help thus far. Don't just help me. Help everyone you can in need. It comes back to you one way or another.
-Adam

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're incredible Adam, keep it up!
We will be right here to support you. I want to live and exude strength and kindness just as Meg did. Love you friend, Steph C

Randy and Pam Warner said...

Yes! Though the community may change and / or grow, it continues to provide inspiration and motivation. Giving to others, serving them is what I remember most about Meghan.

I can not forget how open and honest and vulnerable she was in talk (and showing) us about her breast cancer. It helped some of us realize what this actually does to a person. And she gave us her well crafted words or wisdom and hope and her own brand of humor and determination through it all.

I know some who are struggling with the disease may not feel the same way and find hope and inspiration in how she handled it.

And I want to be part of the community that continues her legacy and spreads the words. Count me in ~ let's do it. ForTheLoveOfMeghan.

Lallen said...

I've got ya covered for her #11 item, the 60 km walk. You don't have to do everything all by yourself Adam. It is a community effort. :)
Lisa

Ali said...

Adam...I found this site through your parent's blog and have been reading it since the middle of March.

May you feel God's comfort and strength as you face new day.

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