This Message Made My Day

This message made my day: Mr. Blehm: I want to take a minute of your time to thank you for writing this book, and to tell you a quick story. Last Thursday I was getting ready to go on a trip to Little Rock, Arkansas to meet up with a friendĀ from Arizona for a meet in the middle girls weekend. On my way out the door from my home in Massachusetts, I decided I needed a book for the plane. I went through the 6 unread/new books in a pile on my nightstand, and decided I wanted to read about Adam. As I sat on the plane for my first flight and read that Adam was from Hot Springs I got the chills. The coincidence felt spiritual to me. The odds that I would pick up your book on the day I was flying to Arkansas would have to be astronomical considering I will probably never go there again. I kept reading, and by the time I landed at BWI for my connection I had decided I needed to find Adam's grave and pay my respects. As soon as I had wifi I checked to see how far Hot Springs was from Little Rock. I knew I had 4 hours on my own before my friend showed up, so I decided I was going to do it. When I landed in Little Rock I did more research, found where Adam is laid to rest and rented a car. I took the attached picture while I was cemetery. I was honored to be able to visit Adam's grave and pray for him and his family. After I got back in my car to drive back to Little Rock I turned on the radio and Lee Greenwood's "Proud to be an American" came on. I was so overcome with emotion I had to pull over. I'm not sure why this happened to me, but I do feel blessed that it did. I am an American who is grateful every day of my life for the sacrifices men like Adam and their families make for us and our country. So, I just wanted you to know, that I now feel somehow connected to Adam - I just hope that I can live my life in a way that honors him. Again, thank you for writing this tribute to a real human hero.

Sharon from Massachusetts.