Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Michael

I posted that Leon Russell song earlier today because I really didn't want to talk. I woke up this morning with a screaming headache -I hate that. Came upstairs to get a Coke and some Ibuprofen, turned on the computer to see who I had offended over the weekend. Only one person, I must be getting better. Why does it always have to be someone special to you, that you offend? Maybe that's just me. Anyway...I posted Leon, but couldn't get the idea out of my head that there was something special about today. Other than my day to offend someone special (actually I offended two someone specials this weekend, but one called to let me have it). Anyway...

It's 4:00PM here and I finally realized what was special about today. It should be Michael's birthday. Unfortunately, Michael was killed a few years back. A little too painful for me to want to get into that here, but I do want to say 'I miss you Michael and I will always love you.' I wish there had been more time for you to grow into the man you should have been.

That's me and Michael.

Michael's dad sent me this picture for another purpose. I was pretty sure I would never post it here, but then, well, you know me or maybe you don't, but no matter.

Least any of you get the wrong idea. ( I am not seventeen,twenty or even thirty. I was once, but not anymore) Michael was a Chicago Policeman, killed in the line of duty. This is an old picture. He was my Godson.


  1. FILE UNDER: "Cute"

    [Hmmm... quite a coincidence, eh? The timing, I mean.]

    I'll bet more than a few females gazed on your hair with glowing, green-eyed envy.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

  2. I'm sorry today brings sadness with it.
    And don't worry, you never offend me.

  3. I'm sorry there is such sadness in your heart this day. Our First Responders perform heroic deeds under some awful conditions. Please know that your godson has my respect and I'm grateful to him for his service, like countless other, I'm sure. Hugs.

  4. Happy Birthday Michael. Thank you for all that you did!!

  5. Sorry for your loss. I admire heroes like Michael.

  6. Sorry for your loss, too. We are only free because of the hard work of our soldiers and our cops.

    Through your words, Michael will never be forgotten.

    Make this an annual tradition, if it's not already....

  7. You took my breath away, and as Mark said "...Michael will never be forgotten." And I can't imagine you every offending anyone.

  8. That was tough to read.

    Happy Birthday to one of our heroes.

  9. I'm really sorry to hear this, and this was a very touching post. Happy birthday to a true hero.

  10. I have never been offended by one word, comment or intention from you. Peace. ;D

  11. Mmmm brings a tear to my eye....I hate these that are lost so young...makes me appreciate the fact that I really need to "make it count"