I was lucky enough to celebrate some birthdays with Mike throughout our 20′s across the miles. In our 30′s I couldn’t travel as much but always called him that day. Today is the first birthday I will not be able to speak to him and hear all about how he celebrated. With a heavy heart I will celebrate him today by remembering the fun times we had together. I wish I could tell him how thankful I was that he would come home for big (or even little) occasions, and tell him how much I loved coming to visit him whether it was Vermont or Boston. I miss him more as every day goes by. I am sending an extra hug and thoughts to his family today knowing it will be an especially hard one.
Love you Mike,