Friday, March 19, 2010

Mike..a new posting for the Facebook CCFHV page...

Most of the memories that I have about Mike, I keep to myself. It is purely for selfish reasons like I feel that if I share them, then they will no longer be mine..but because I feel this is important, I will share one: The last time that I saw Mike was at my Moms. My sister in law and I were gossiping and Mike was sitting across the yard and pointed at me and said "Trouble...I'm gonna tell Aunt Linda"  (my Mom) and Jody and I just started laughing and I said "U don't know what we are laughing about!" "And he said "Oh, yes I do.." and he looked right at the person we were talking about.. My point is, that I knew Mike and more importantly, he knew me and he didn't even have to hear what I was saying to know what I was up to.. That is what I miss the most i think.. When someone really KNOWS you and loves you despite your faults.. I didn't get to see him a lot because we lived in Cuyahoga Falls at the time, but it didn't matter. Mike was and always will be in my heart and we didn't need to see eachother everyday to know that we loved eachother. That was the best part about our relationship. We were family. I counted on him to make me smile because we had that kind of relationship. We knew eachother and he never, ever let me down!! 

1 comment:

Susie said...

ONE OF MY MOST FAVORITE MEMORY WITH MIKE....IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL FALL AFTERNOON AND WE WENT BACK TO THE CUTS FOR A HORSEBACK RIDE. I GOT OFF THE HORSE AND WAS LOOKING AT SOME FLOWERS THAT WERE JUST AMAZING, THE COLOR OF BLAZING ORANGE AND WHEN YOU TOUCHED THEM THEY CLOSED UP....WHEN MIKE SAID TO ME...SUZ, DON'T MOVE FAST AND DONT TURN AROUND, BUT STEPTO YOU RIGHT VERY EASY....SO I DID WHAT EVERYONE ELSE WOULD HAVE DONE WHEN SOMEONE WARNS THEM TO DONT TURN AROUND...I TURNED FAST AND SAID "WHY"....LOL JUST THEN I WAS FAST TO FACE WITH A BUCK.... MIKE STEPED IN AND MADE SOME NOISES AND HIT A LARGE STICK AGAINST A TREE TO GET THE BUCK'S ATTENTION....OMG...I ALMOST CRIED...FOR ONE REASON I WAS SCARED AND FOR ANOTHER REASON THAT THE BUCK WAS SO BEAUTIFUL AND SO MASIF, SOMETHING I HAD NEVER SEEN SO UP CLOSE. TO CLOSE!
MIKE WALKED OVER TO ME AND SAID " WHY THE HELL DID YOU TURN AROUND?" I SAID I WANTED TO SEE WHY YOU TOLD ME NOT TO....HE LOOKED AT ME WITH THAT PITIFUL I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU, LOOK THAT MIKE HAD WHEN HE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY OR DO... THEN HE LAUGHTED.
THEN ON THE WAY BACK HOME, WE DIDN'T CHECK THE SADLE AND WELL AS WE CLIMBED THE HILL ON THE PATH, YES YOU GUESED IT...THE SADLE SLIDE AND I WAS HANGING ON FOR DEAR LIFE... FOR ANY OF YOU WHO DOESN'T KNOW ME...I WAS RAISED IN LISBON AND THAT WAS MY FIRST TRIP ON A HORSE....
MIKE AND I WERE BEST FRIENDS SINCE THE DAY WE MENT, HE TOLD ME I MADE THE BEST KOOL-AID...HE WAS A LADYS MAN EVEN AT THE AGE OF 10, WITH THAT BLUE COMB IN HIS BACK POCKET AND THE SLEVES CUT OFF OF EVER SHIRT I THINK HE OWNED....:) I THINK WE WAS AROUND 9-10 YEARS OLD AT THIS POINT. HIS CUSIUN SHAWN LIVED BESIDE ME AND MIKE WAS VISITING SHAWN WHEN I MENT HIM. SHAWN, CHRISSY, AND MIKE CAME TO MY HOUSE AND I WAS MAKING KOOL-AID.... WE TALKED EVERYDAY, SOMETIMES TO MUCH....BY THE TIME I WAS 14 WE WERE GOING TOGETHER...(REMEMBER THOSE DAYS) AND WE DATED FOR 4 YEARS, EVEN AFTER WE BROKE UP WE WAS STILL TOGETHER....MIKE'S MOM ONCE SAID " YOU GUYS ARE TOGETHER MORE SINCE YOU BROKE UP" LOL
AS WE GOT OLDER WE BOTH REALIZED THAT OUR LOVE WAS BEST FRIENDS, THAT WOULD ALWAYS BE BEST FRIENDS..... EVEN IF OTHER PEOPLE DIDN'T LIKE IT! TIME MOVES ON AND AS WE BOTH WENT ON WITH OUR LIFE, WHEN WE RAN INTO EACH OTHER, WE WOULD CATCH UP ON BOTH SIDES OF THE FAMILY, HE WOULD TALK TO MY KIDS, WHO WAS ALWAYS WITH ME...AND HE ALWAYS ASKED ME ABOUT MY HUSBAND AN WAS GLAD THAT I WAS HAPPY... IT WAS ALWAYS HARD TO SAY GOODBYE....CAUSE YOU JUST NEVER KNEW WHEN YOU WOULD RUN INTO THAT GREAT BEST FRIEND AGAIN....SO WITH A SIGH AND A HUG, I WOULD AWAYS SAY "TAKE CARE AND REMEMBER YOUR NOT 16 ANY MORE...(INSIDE JOKE, HE WAS A LITTLE RECKLESS AT THAT AGE) HE WOULD LAUGH AND SAY I KNOW I FEEL IT EVERYDAY...
I MISS YOU BEST FRIEND...