One of the MOST unnatural things to happen in life is for a parent to have to endure the loss of their child. It is a pain that only a grieving parent can truly understand, and while I can certainly sympathize, I do not know the depths of that pain.
This past weekend was the first time I got to meet Adam Hamilton’s parents, and it was one of the most humbling moments of my life. Mr. & Mrs. Hamilton made the genuine effort to greet and personally thank every single participant in The Hammy WOD before each heat began.
The Hammy was a great event, to say the least. Everything ran smoothly, we had an incredible turnout, and overall you could feel the love and support everywhere.
It was a beautiful day.
And, it humbled me to think that these two parents, as they continue to mourn their son (Because that is something you never stop feeling), are using that pain to turn it into something good for the world.
Look at how many of us came together yesterday. Look at how many of us got a P.R. Look at how many of us helped raised money for a great cause to make a difference in other people’s lives, people we don’t even know. Look at how much we have all been positively impacted by this.
And so, I humbly and graciously say thank you to Mr. & Mrs. Hamilton for sharing the memory of your son, Adam, with the rest of us, and for putting his memory towards doing good in this world.