Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Family and Friends

This weekend, my dad and stepmom came up to see me off. My flight to Kuwait leaves this Friday, and it was so great that they wanted to drive all the way from Miami to visit. While we had only 24 hours together, it was so special to see them one last time before beginning my year-long journey. We had a nice dinner in downtown Columbia and they even reserved a hotel room for me so I didn't have to sleep in the barracks.

This experience is giving me even more appreciation for friends and family. In the rush of daily activities, sometimes we don't stop to fully appreciate the people in our lives whom we love. My parents fully support my decision to serve our country, and their love and encouragement continue to be the wind in my sails. I cherish them and you, my extended family, and thank your for helping to keep my spirits up during this difficult mission.


  1. Well put, Adam. I couldn't agree more. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. You are doing such an amazing thing for this country and you do it with a smile on your face. You are truly an inspiration. I hope to talk to you before you leave on Friday. Hugs!!!

  2. Adam,
    I agree too... but most importantly, damn you look good in cammo. :-) Can't wait for skype!

  3. Wow, Sid hasn't changed a bit! Muah!

  4. Best of Luck to you Adam! I am sure it will be an experience of a lifetime! Beth from DC and FB =)