Today is Tim’s best friend’s birthday! I wanted to celebrate and dedicate this post to him and wish him the best and most deserving day/week/month.

For those that don’t know Mike let me give you a brief description.

He’s a hard-working, smart, well-read, well-traveled and life-loving, mid-west raised, Southern California guy. He’s an English Professor at the Laguna College of Art & Design, and Director of Operations at the Laguna Art Museum. But don’t ever play Scattergories with him. If you have a “unique” answer, he’ll debate you until you can’t figure out what or why you’re debating. Hah! I’m just sayin’.

But seriously, though, he’s just passionate about everything. About writing. About surfing. About music. About love. About beer. About nature. About life. And he especially loved Tim. They were brothers.

And I know Tim loved him so much.

Mike’s been such a great friend/brother to me during this past year. We’ve had so many deep, good heart to heart chats and phone conversations, trying to understand how to move forward, and how to bring the joy that Tim brought, back into our hearts and lives.

Tim and Mike have known each other since middle school/ high school and I can’t remember the exact story on how they  met.

They had the kind of friendship I wanted with one of my girlfriends. They would keep tabs on each other every single day. It would be phone call. Or a text. Or an email. And I always thought that was special.

And the best, was how they’d shout out each other at the beginning, on the phone. They’d hoot… “yeeeeeeeeeeee-brah.”

And at times he made my marriage to Tim better. He was honest with Tim and stood up for me when Tim was too stubborn. Mike was on my side too, and I thank him for that too.

So because today is Mike’s birthday, I’d like to acknowledge that quietness, that emptiness that Mike has been through this past year that doesn’t get much awareness like myself or Tim’s family members. Throughout this year, I’ve been surrounded with so much love, so many calls, texts, emails, cards in the mail from so many friends, family and those that are sympathetic to this situation I’m in, but Mike doesn’t really get to be acknowledged or get to share much about Tim and his sadness.

Now, Mike doesn’t know I’m writing this post, and the reason I’m wanting to acknowledge Mike’s situation, is that I can understand how he feels. I’m so sorry Mike.

But I want Mike to realize, on his birthday without Tim. That you have so much love with you today.  And I want to ask all of you to celebrate Mike especially today. To pray for him too.

Allow him to understand that although Tim’s in heaven, that he’s still keeping tabs on him. He knows how Mike’s classes are going. How the surf’s been. How things are going with his sweetheart.

So with that said, here’s some photos of what an amazing friendship looks like. A friendship that hasn’t ended, but just isn’t the same.

Lots of love and big hugs Mike. Thank you for being such a blessing and brother to me too this past year and always. Love ya ‘brah.

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  1. Grant Hier May 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    A great tribute to both men, Michelle. Deeply heartfelt without dipping into sentimentality; unblinkingly honest and full of love. Which, of course, describes their friendship as well.

    • Michelle May 14, 2012 at 10:45 am #

      Thanks Grant & Bonnie! Just had to share my feelings on these two great souls. Lots of love to you both!

  2. Bonnie May 11, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    Hi Michelle,

    Thank you so much for this for Tim and my son. This brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart, that MIke was so very lucky to know you both and love you both! What a great tribute to both of these fine young men. My heart goes out to you and to Mike, because I know of the miss that you both have for Tim. I know without a doubt that Tim is looking down from heaven and watching out for both of you. My blessings and love is sent your way. Bonnie

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