Sunday, April 1, 2012

a is for adam

unfortunately today being the a day--my mind would not let go of the word, or the name adam----adam walsh

i was very hesitant to write about adam, in fear of writing something about someones tragedy on a writing blog exercise, just didn't seem right--

but as i have shared, if and when an idea, image or feeling won't leave me, i must obey


i will never forget adam---taken from a sears store out of the toy department----

found days later--i can't even share how his body was found---but i remember it vividly--

killed by a monster--someones son also--

oh the desperation of the human condition sometimes-----adam walsh--his name is recognized all over the world----i still see your smiling face in your little league uniform----i think you would have been in your late thirties today-

16 comments:

  1. It was a sad story. His father was inspired to do a lot a good as a result I think. Good to have you in the Challenge. I added myself to your followers.


    Lee
    A Few Words
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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    1. thanks arlee and thanks for adding yourself!

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  2. I haven't thought of that sad story in years. It brings out a different intense feeling in me now as a parent.

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    1. yes it's the being a parent that makes a huge difference isn't it

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  3. He and I were about the same age...so, so tragic. Nice to meet you through A-Z. New follower!

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  4. tragic awareness, glad good can come out of it as lee said his father did.

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  5. So sad. It's important that he and other like him are not forgotten. You did right to remember him in your post.

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  6. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I'm following you now - I really like the way you write.

    I'm sad to admit that I hadn't heard of poor Adam. I agree with Ermie that it is important to remember people like him. I hope it's just me that didn't hear that story and that others are able to remember him well.

    Have a nice day :)

    Nikki – inspire nordic

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    1. thanks so much nikki---and hope you are having a great day too!

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  7. It's always very sad when young children are abducted and murdered - such a waste of a young life and something I'm sure parents can never get over.

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  8. so excited to have you guys read my blog and to be a part of the a-z i am taking part because of my daughter-in-law adrienne proctor-----and thanks ermie for saying i did the right thing :)

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  9. Lynn,
    It's so wonderful you brought Adam back into the forefront of many minds and that you remembered him. I think it is amazing John Walsh was able to take his pain and loss and turn it into the helping of others.

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  10. thanks susan, it is truly amazing how john has been able to do all he has done and like you said, helped so many others--thanks for reading!

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  11. Sad story, but it is inspiring how one man took a horrible tragedy and turn it around to do good. I still can't imagine going through something like that though.

    Julie

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