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In Memory Of Adam Shane Godwin

6th August 1978 – 12th May 1996

This memorial website was created in the memory of Adam Shane Godwin, born in Texas on the 6th August 1978 and passed away on the 12th May 1996, 17 years of age.
Full Name: Adam Shane Godwin
Born: 6th August 1978
Passed Away: 12th May 1996
Age: 17 years of age
Location: Texas
Country: The United States
Father: Allen
Mother: Gloria
Birth Place: Texas
Siblings: Kristopher

Created by Gloria on 26 Oct 2008
In Memory Of Adam Shane Godwin
MY COLD TRUSTING GOD IN THE MIDST OF CALAMITY

Precious Memories


Sunday, August 6th, 1978, Adam Shane Godwin made his entrance into this world.

From birth, Adam was his brothers baby! When I could not do anything to stop Adam's crying, Kristopher, who was exactly 3 1/2 yrs. old the day of Adam's birth, would say to me, "Give me my baby. Let me have him. He wants me!" I suppose that he did. The moment I would hand him to Kristopher, the crying stopped and the cooing began. They were inseparable throughout their life. For that I am most grateful.

Adam was so totally different than Kristopher, even from birth. Kristopher never cried as a baby. He slept 12 hours a night, from birth. He was a quiet, calm, very easy going baby and child. His clothes had to match, down to his socks, as a toddler. He couldn't stand to get dirty, and now at the age of 24, has had his hands dirty one time that I know of! I even took a picture of that! 

Adam...totally different...From the time he arrived, he made his presence known. He seemed to never sleep, just like his mother! By the time he was 7, he had most likely asked more questions than I have asked to this day. Kristopher would tease him sometimes and offer him a dollar if he could be quiet for just 5 minutes on the way home from town. LOL He never did get a dollar for that! 

I'll never forget one day when Adam was 8 years old, and he and I were riding home from town, by ourselves. We were halfway home and he had talked non-stop thus far, (10 minutes) and he looked at me and asked, "Can I ask you a question and you tell me the truth?" Of course, I told him, "Most certainly!" "Do I drive you crazy by talking all the time, asking so many questions, never being quite?"

I was stunned! Did he actually talk too much? Did he talk all the time? I hadn't really noticed!  That was just Adam. I couldn't imagine him being any other way. "Of course you don't drive me crazy! How could you? You're my Adam." We both smiled at one another and laughed.

I remember a time when he was 16 years old, a year before he was killed, when I looked at him and asked him, "What are you trying to do? Drive me crazy?" He looked at me and said, "I could never drive you crazy. I'm your Adam." I cried.

Adam had a passion for life. He was completely different from all the other people around him. We live in a very small country community. Sports, cowboys, rednecks, sports!  Here he was, a skater (skateboard), an artist, writer, musician...his passion was the drums, *weird* clothes, *strange* hair cuts, different music. I'm sure you get the picture!

When he spent a year in the public school here, his Freshman year, he made many friends. What was *strange* about the friends he made was the fact that none of them could stand one another. They had never had anything to do with one another...until they each became Adam's friend. He would tell each one of them, "You may not like him and he may not like you. But when you are with me, you will be friends and get along with one another." Today, those who Adam made friends with, who couldn't stand one another before Adam's presence in their lives, are friends. I believe they always will be.

I remember the last question that Adam asked me, just two days before his death. He had bought a truck just a month earlier, and washed it daily. I kept telling him that he was going to wash the paint off of it if he didn't give it a break! *S* He was washing the truck when I returned home from shopping. As we were carrying the groceries in, I noticed a very small spot on the back fender. I asked him what that was. He said, "Well, you told me that I was going to wash the paint off...I did! There was some touch up paint on that spot and I actually scrubbed it off!" How we laughed at that!

I stood in the doorway, watching him wash that truck, and he looked at me and asked, "Mother, do you think that it is a sin to be proud of something? I mean really, really proud of something?" Of course I knew he was talking about his truck! I told him, "Of course not, baby! Why this is your very first truck. The first major responsibility you have. Of course, you are proud of it!" He smiled that beautiful smile of his and then laughed out loud and said, "Good!" as he breathed a sigh of relief, and continued, "Because I certainly don't want to be guilty of having any idol in my life!" I couldn't help but laugh...along with him.

That laugh echoes in my mind to this day. That was the last question Adam asked me. The night that his body was found, I was sitting in my recliner and I heard his voice so very plainly...and he said, "Mother, do you think that it is a sin to be proud of something? I mean really, really proud of something?" Without hesitation, I turned and answered, "Of course not baby! Why that is your new home. Of course, you are proud of it!" I cried.

On Sunday, Mother's Day, May 12th, 1996, Adam Shane Godwin made his departure from this world; and made his entrance into his new home.

There are times that I miss him so much that I don't know what to do with myself. Then there are times that I can't possibly say that I miss him, because it is as though his presence surrounds me. My new life.

Adam Shane Godwin
Sunday, August 6th, 1978
Sunday, May 12th, 1996

I Love You, Adam, more than life itself...
Mother

My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.
Love leaves Precious Memories no one can steal.

 

Poetry In Memory of Adam Godwin

Photo Albums

2 albums    view all albums
Drumming in 1992
Still going in 1993!Looks like there's no stopping him now.No drums? Not to worry! The ground will work just fine! The drumming stopped, May 12, 1996.
Look at that smile...but don't touch the hair!
Adam & Kristopher being...Adam & Kristopher!Ready for the prom! 05/04/1996Doesn't he look thrilled? The Shadow of His Loss

Condolence Guest Book

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 6 Aug 2013 – Debbie Ellison from Longview TX
      email author
Thinking of your family on this day. A day to be cherished. You were so young but yet... You touched so many hearts. You were and are an amazing young man. That's why you are missed so much! I pray the void in your loved ones hearts is filled with cherished memories and anticipation of seeing you again. The shed of a tear is not always sadness or pain. Sometimes it is that overwhelming feeling of having loved so unconditionally and the love is still the same. Happy Birthday Adam!!!!

 6 Aug 2013 – Kym Scarborough from Louisiana
      email author
Happy Birthday Adam!! May the Angels sing you the most beautiful verse of Amazing Grace.. RIP

 6 Aug 2013 – Shelby from Rockwll
      email author
Happy Birthday Adam!!!!!!!

 6 Aug 2013 – Mother & Dad Dude
      email author
Happy 35th Birthday Adam! I can't comprehend any age other than 17 & I'll never be able to do so. I try to imagine a birthday celebration before the throne of the Father. What a celebration it must be! We love you & miss you more than words can express! All our love! Mother & Dad Dude!

 13 May 2013 – Mother
      email author
Another year ... 17 years ... gone as many years as you were with us. You are forever & always loved & missed. FSTA.

 12 May 2013 – Nancy
  
May 12. Life forever changed.

 9 May 2013 – nancy
  
forever loved and missed.

 8 Apr 2013 – Mother
      email author
Adam. I always dread this time of the year. So many bittersweet memories. This year, I dread it more than usual. This is the second time, since your death, that all the days/dates fall on the exact days/dates as they did the year you were killed. Sunday ... Mother's Day ... May 12, 1996. This year ... Mother's Day ... May 12, 2013. Not only that, but you were with us for 17 years, this May 12th it will be 17 years that you've been gone. How the heck can that be??? There are no words to describe ... read more

Visitor Flowers

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The following flowers have been placed by visitors to the online memorial of Adam Godwin. We invite you to leave your own flower at this memorial by entering clicking "leave my own flower" above.

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Linda
7 Aug 2013
Linda placed this flower & wrote: So sorry for your loss,god be with you
Shelby
6 Aug 2013
Shelby placed this flower & wrote: Happy Birthday Adam!!! I love you!
Mother
6 Aug 2013
Mother placed this flower & wrote: Happy Birthday!
Mother
13 May 2013
Mother placed this flower & wrote: Forever & always loving & missing you.
Nancy
12 May 2013
Nancy placed this flower & wrote: Thoughts, love and prayers are with you all.
Mother
6 Jan 2013
Mother placed this flower & wrote: Thinking of you tonight & missing you. Love you!
Mother
6 Aug 2012
Mother placed this flower & wrote: Another birthday with you gone. Happy Birthday, Adam.
Nancy
27 May 2012
Nancy placed this flower & wrote: wondering what you, daddy & mom are doing
Mother
12 May 2012
Mother placed this flower & wrote: Eternal memories.
Mother
7 Apr 2012
Mother placed this flower & wrote: Easter ~ "I know you're looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn't here; he has risen!"
Mother
22 Feb 2012
Mother placed this flower & wrote: Missing you tonight.
Mother
1 Jan 2012
Mother placed this flower & wrote: 2011~ It's not the end ~ 2012 ~ but the beginning of all things new.
Mother
31 Dec 2011
Mother placed this flower & wrote: The end of another year, without you. Remembering ... What a day that will be!
DELILA GODWIN
10 Sep 2011
DELILA GODWIN placed this flower
SUMMER
6 Aug 2011
SUMMER placed this flower & wrote: Happy Birthday Adam!
Mother
6 Aug 2011
Mother placed this flower & wrote: Happy birthday! Love you! Miss you! Can't wait to see you again!
Mother
5 Aug 2011
Mother placed this flower & wrote: .If you live to be 100, I want to live to be 100 minus 1 day so I never have to live without you.
Shelby Godwin
5 Aug 2011
Shelby Godwin placed this flower & wrote: Happy birthday Adam!
Mother
23 Jul 2011
Mother placed this flower & wrote: "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)
Mother
12 May 2011
Mother placed this flower & wrote: The Shadow of Your Loss moved slowly like an eclipse, darkening the world for me.
Irish Eyes
11 May 2011
Irish Eyes placed this flower & wrote: God bless you this day my friend...I offer a moment of silence and hug for you and Adam.
Jessica
11 May 2011
Jessica placed this flower
Nancy
9 May 2011
Nancy placed this flower
Mother
7 May 2011
Mother placed this flower & wrote: Mother's Day is tomorrow. Almost 15 years. How can that be? I love you!

Visitor Candles

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kymkym1972@yahoo.com lit this candle on 6 Aug 2013
Carol Lowe lit this candle on 6 Aug 2013
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Mother & Dad Dude lit this candle on 6 Aug 2013
Mother lit this candle on 5 Mar 2013
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Mother lit this candle on 6 Aug 2012
Debbra Heard Dorsey lit this candle on 12 May 2012
Mother lit this candle on 12 May 2012
Sarah lit this candle on 30 Apr 2012
Jana Reighard lit this candle on 18 Apr 2012
Mother lit this candle on 1 Jan 2012
DELILA GODWIN lit this candle on 10 Sep 2011
Laurie Yates lepsch lit this candle on 6 Aug 2011
Mother lit this candle on 6 Aug 2011
Shelby Godwin lit this candle on 5 Aug 2011
Debbra Heard Dorsey lit this candle on 12 May 2011
Mother lit this candle on 12 May 2011
Dad Dude lit this candle on 12 May 2011
Mother lit this candle on 19 Jan 2011
Nancy lit this candle on 22 Dec 2010
Mother lit this candle on 22 Dec 2010
k lit this candle on 21 Dec 2010
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Family & Friends

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Debbra
Family Friend
Sarah
Cousin
Jessica
Girlfriend


Sarah
Cousin
susan
Family Friend
Nina
Friend


Cami
Family Friend
Kaylan
Family Friend
Pebbles
Family Friend


Shelby
Niece
Tara
Internet Friend
Debbie
Internet Friend

Author Journal


25 Feb 2009 - Gloria wrote in journal:
*My New Life* I resented the fact that I had a "new life!" This new life that I never asked for! This new life that no one consulted me about before turning my life upside down! This new life that was handed to me whether I wanted it or not! A new life without Adam's presence! There are days when I sense those old feelings trying to creep back in. argh! I had to learn to cope without his presence...it was a necessity. I don't agree with such statements as..."Time heals all wounds." "W...   read more ...


25 Feb 2009 - Gloria wrote in journal:
*Please Mention Adam* Oh how I resented the fact that people just stopped talking about Adam! It was as though he had never existed! I really hated it when people didn't mention him any longer! Oh my...do I remember the bitterness that would rage within me when no one mentioned him at all! I found that many people were afraid to mention him...for fear of bringing the hurt, the loss back to my mind. It took me telling them...It had NEVER left my mind…How could their mentioning him hurt me?...   read more ...


25 Feb 2009 - Gloria wrote in journal:
*Resentments & Precious Memories* It has been almost thirteen years since Adam's death. He was only 17 years old when he was killed. He would now be 30 years old!!! I can't even imagine Adam being 30! He will forever be 17 years old in my mind. Even though his older brother just turned 34...and all Adam's friends are now 29 to 31 years of age...and I see them all the time... Married, children of their own...going on with their lives...growing older, more mature, doing great things in lif...   read more ...


    
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Drumming in 1992
Still going in 1993!
Looks like there's no stopping him now.
No drums? Not to worry! The ground will work just fine!
The drumming stopped, May 12, 1996.
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25 Feb 2009 - Gloria wrote in journal:
*My New Life* I resented the fact that I had a "new life!" This new life that I never asked for! This new life that no one consulted me about before turning my life upside down! This new life that was handed to me whether I wanted it or not! A...  
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25 Feb 2009 - Gloria wrote in journal:
*Please Mention Adam* Oh how I resented the fact that people just stopped talking about Adam! It was as though he had never existed! I really hated it when people didn't mention him any longer! Oh my...do I remember the bitterness that would rage ...  
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25 Feb 2009 - Gloria wrote in journal:
*Resentments & Precious Memories* It has been almost thirteen years since Adam's death. He was only 17 years old when he was killed. He would now be 30 years old!!! I can't even imagine Adam being 30! He will forever be 17 years old in my mind. ...  
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