Adam Guerra is a man who lived by God's words to the best of his ability, no matter what life has put before him.
He walked through the lowest of the valleys and climbed to the highest peaks in life, never wavering in anyway or form.
Adam entered this world on 26 June 1963. He was adopted to a family in Corsicana, Texas, somewhere south of Dallas. He was told by his step dad he was not allowed to meet his biological family. That did not stop him. He was determined to meet his biological family and at the age of 18, he left his adopted family and came back to the Austin area in '78-'79.
Here he found his family of his brothers and sisters. Oscar, Julie, Anita, Bobby, Angel, and Melissa. He would help find his oldest sister Nellie, or Rosie as she is known, later on in life.
He would become an alcoholic but found the road to recovery. He was homeless for a couple of years, yet he found a home.
As stated before, he went through the lowest of valleys, and ended up on the highest mountains of life.
He got back on the right track by earning a job with Hunter Construction in 1987.
He is a complete man in life. He was gouchy and impatient, but never held a grudge. He loved nitro car races, dogs, Etnies shoes, cars and trucks, playing dominos and is one of the biggest University of Texas Longhorn fans this state has ever seen. But he cannot dance.
But one of the things he loved the most, is family above all.
While working for Hunter, he met a wonder woman by the name of Nieves. They met in Victoria in 1995, remained friends throughout the years and finally became a couple in 2008, had a wonderful daughter, Addi, in 2009 and they were married in 2010.
While I was living with Tio Adam and Tia Nieves, I took Tio Adam to Georgetown to pick up some items from a truck. While on the mini road trip he told me that there were two blessings in his life. His wife Nieves and Addy. He was grateful to god for them. He is her Adam and she is Eve.
It was Tio Adam who opened the door of the Guerra Family to their long lost sister, my mom, Rosie. Adam and Melissa met her and her family in New Braunfels on 17 April ,2012. Roise and her family were invited to Adam's home on 27, April, 2012 to meet the rest of the family with a family reunion. We were shocked at how big the family is.
I noticed that he was a short stocky man, who wore Longhorn Pride all over him. I would say his skin is not brown or tan, it is burnt orange. His voice was low, but loud. He has a personality that can light up a dark room on a cloudy day. For as short of a man that he is, his heart is 10 times his size. He is humble, loving, caring, and willing to do whatever it takes to provide for his family.
It was great to see him again a few months ago with this pandemic going on around us. It's always great to see family any given day of the week.
I bet he is up in heaven working on the forever home for him and Nieves. Starting with a great foundation and ensuring that the floor plans are to her liking, not his.
Tio Adam, thank you. Thank you for opening up the door once thought closed for my mom. For opening up a door to a much larger family she never thought she would have. Thank you for being the great man that you are. Thank you for being a son, a brother, a friend, and most important, a loving husband and father.
I ask God that let you into his Kingdom of Heaven where we all will be together once again.
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