Merry Christmas – Mom and Dad

by Team Camp on December 26, 2007

Dear Mom and Dad,

What a year it has been,
With surgery, therapy and then,
Graduation, and eighteen, at last and so soon.
Then scholarships and conventions,
X-rays, surgeries, and technical inventions,
Then off to school I went,
To give my wings their first test,
And with some help from the breeze,
I found that I could fly.
Now I’m home,
And trials face us again,
Greater than those we have faced for many years,
And all I can say to you,
Is that we have made it through before,
And we shall persevere once again.
No matter what it is that we must go through in the coming months,

There are things that I would like you to keep in mind.

1.         God’s strength is infinite and eternal. With God’s help,
            we have to strength to do anything.

 2.         Life is a wonderful and precious thing.

 A mother’s comforting touch,

The security of a father’s hand,

The friendly nudge of a dog’s nose,

The hug from a special person,

And shared laughter with a friend.

                 These are the things that make life worth treasuring.

 3.         The trials and pains that we go through are still part of life. There are no challenges that cannot be overcome. As I have always said, no obstacle can prevent you from reaching your goal. There is always a way, whether it be over, under, around, through, or simply picking it up and moving it out of the way. Trials such as pain, death, cancer and other forms of suffering make the wise individual a stronger person, and brings them closer to realizing themselves, for such trials often lead to great introspection and self evaluation.

4.         There is always a silver lining, even in the darkest of storms. Never give up hope, for if you give up hope, you give up the battle, and there has never been, and never will be any giving up in this family.

5.         Attitude is half the battle. Life is ten percent what happens to you, but ninety percent what you make of it.

This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine! Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!

I love you.

Merry Christmas!


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristine Richmond

To Adam and all of his family,

I work with your Aunt, Paula Clem, and I am praying for all of you each and every day.

Adam – you are definitely one of the strongest people I have ever heard of and I know your deep faith will bring you though this as well as the loving arms of your family surrounding you. Know that you are not alone and that there is a huge circle of prayer out there for you to overcome this.

God Bless you all,

Kristine Richmond


Aunt Gena and Doug

That was a beautiful, well written letter. You are the pride of this family and we are all pryaing for you and passing your message on to as many people as we can. You can move mountians! We love you!


Ginger Boese

Adam, I just want you to know that you have touched the hearts of many. You took a computer course. My daughter Liz was your instructor. Throughout the semester she would tell me about your great personality and how much you would make everyone laugh. When you got sick, she asked us to pray for you. We have passed this request to other members of our family in Texas and Illinois, friends in New Jersey and California, and our church. God hears prayers. Get well soon.


Sherry Comfort Motola

Dear Adam,
I am your Dad’s cousin – Linda Papa..’s aunt. I remember your Dad from when we were very young, not sure if he remembers me…but, I can only imagine how very, very proud he is of you, and with such good are in our prayers, may God Bless You.


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