Mr. Adamson, who I have a lot of thanks and gratitude.
going to Bonny Oaks, without knowing it at the time, I had no self
esteem, no real outlook on life, nothing to look forward to, no
encouragement and was always called a little S.O.B. , skid row, or a
little bastard; all that changed.
I went to Bonny Oaks and met Mr. Adamson, in our first sit down meeting
on campus, he gave me the uplifting encouragement that I never expected
or even considered to receive from anyone.
Adamson is the one who gave me encouragement to set higher goals
for achievements in the things I set out to do. He was
the first one to tell me I could do better than I was doing; rather than
tell me I was a nobody and that I would never amount to anything as I
was accustomed to hearing.
learned structure, work ethics and how to cope with everyday life
situations. I am grateful that he allowed me to make important
decisions on my own. He taught me how to relate and talk to people
in many situations.
leadership, guidance and the experience as well as his religious and
spiritual ethics I encountered at Bonny Oaks have been incorporated into
every aspect of my life. Without these I would surely have been
doomed to failure.
more love and thankfulness than I could ever put into words.
to Mr. & Mrs. Adamson,
James W. Ellis