I had the pleasure of meeting Mike thru work but when he left us all too soon as it was, he was a friend. Words can not express the sorrow my heart feels for his family at this time. I see exactly where Mike got his kindness, whilst dealing with such heartache and pain his family made sure there was a place for all of his loved ones to share their memories. I can’t thank his family enough for this beautiful website that was put together. I will never forget a week ago today. No more than 2 weeks ago were we laughing and joking together in my office as well as running around and gathering as many pumpkin spice and French toast flavored K cups 4 hands could hold. I’m proud to have been able to be a part of Mikes life even in the littlest of ways whether it was just listening or making jokes.
The last big snow storm we got we both were feeling a bit stir crazy and rather hungry honestly (and after reading some of these stories we all know how big a part food played in his life) as was in his nature he offered to come pick me up mid blizzard to try and find something to eat. The one and only place that was open was American joes, not more than a millisecond after walking in the door did the fire alarm start going off. I personally thought this was hysterical and couldn’t stop laughing just seemed like someone did NOT want us to eat that night. Mike stood diligently in line asking, practically screaming over the alarm “can we still be seated” even as the single file line started forming and people were walking out. We did end up finding something to eat that night needless to say it wasn’t at American joes, this is one of many times I will cherish forever.
I know you’re watching over us all smiling down on us and keeping us strong thru this difficult time. Tomorrow is going to be profoundly hard for everyone you have touched, but for your family and friends it will be made easier with the thought that we are all gathered together to celebrate your life and what a gift your friendship is. I have lit a candle everyday and say a prayer every night for you and your family and will continue to do so. Your kind heart, generosity, and beaming personality will NEVER be forgotten!! May you rest in peace my friend!! Xoxo
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.