On the 8th of November 2017 I watched helplessly as news of you taken from us sent shock waves through our family, first a phone call then another, then a million questions and a million more. I watched your Mam Breda,your Dad Sam and your protective Big Brother Naz break up in pieces as this grenade of loss blew your little family and our extended family apart. As the sadness unfolded and engulfed us all. I knew this shouldn't, couldn't, and wouldn't be our last memory of you in this world, I needed to do something ....... Twenty three short days after we lost you on December 1st the day of your 25th birthday,it struck me that your life was much, much, more than your death, it had been full of moments of joy, meaning, kindness and love,your sudden death was one single moment, the people you loved, laughed with, befriended,encouraged,danced with, sang with, cried with and just simply sat with were all around me every single one a living heartbeat touched by knowing and meeting you, you had ``Adzeefied``them with your joy and appetite for life.
I spoke to your Mam and I told her that for your birthday I was thinking of giving you the gift of ``International Adzeefication Day``, on December 1st ever year I would reach out to your family and friends and would ask them to gather together to raise money for charity, and use these gifted funds to spread kindness in your memory just like you had done with the homeless in your adopted country of Germany and the street children in India. Breda & I began to explore the idea and the idea became a plan, our charity,your charity was born. First starting as a simple facebook page, then becoming an Irish Limited company with charitable status, then Breda and I inviting Dan (Adams friend Daniel Kelleher) to join the board of directors, and now October 2018 launching our website.
How would I make sure that this ``Adzeefication`` of people continued, and then it came to me, what if all the people that loved you took a day to celebrate your life not mourn your death ? What if all this love and positive energy could transfer in some way to people that never met you but would feel the effects of being Adzeefied ? What if a movement of people with a common goal to spread kindness through the world gathered together to make kindness happen for complete strangers in your memory ?
On the 1st of December 2018 International Adzeefication day goes live for the first time Adam,your charity is named ``Adzee's Nation``,and your birthday gift ? a global birthday party for you. Love,laughter,friends,encouragement,dancing,singing,and of course there will be tears because you're not there, but just simply being there together, at your birthday party celebrating you, raising funds to generate more kindness in our world, an everlasting birthday gift, that will keep on giving, so you and the day you were born will never be forgotten and people you never met will get to feel your beautiful soul.
And so its time for me to let you go, but I know I'll see you on the next sunbeam that lands in the garden.Keep smiling Adam I feel your light and your colour shining down on me every day, I hear your laughter and feel your energy bouncing around me. Im so proud of you, I always have been and I always will be. Happy Birthday,I hope you like your gift, Sending you Big Hugs and I know you'll feel them wherever your sunbeam is taking you XXX Aunty Lynn