Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I miss you, Michael

Today should be a day of celebration. A day for our extended family to get together and celebrate our Michael's 22nd birthday. If only we could. Four years ago on March 3, he left this world after a car accident on his way to school that morning. Now all we can do is visit a grave.

Even though it's been over 4 years, I can still see the entire day and hear the screams. I would give anything to have just five more minutes with him. Just one more hug or to hear his voice again. I still expect to wake up from the nightmare. It can't be real! He was so young and full of life. Seventeen years just isn't enough time. He deserved so much more.

As if I could forget the day, Sweet Child of Mine woke me up today. That was played at his funeral. Our family was always close, but I think we're even closer now. We know how fast we can lose that vital link. I never let my children leave the house without a kiss, hug and an "I love you."

While I was out blasting Green Day and Rammstein on a power walk, I saw this gorgeous sky. It always reminds me that there is something more waiting. Not all believe, I'm not out to change anyone's belief system, just speak on mine. It's almost enough to allow us to see into the Summerland. So beautiful. So needed today when all I can see is the blackness.

Until we meet again, Michael, I'll love you forever and a day.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You must have loved Michael very much. I'm sure that he knew of your love when he was living.

10:13 PM  
Blogger EG Wow said...

I am so sorry to learn of your loss!

4:24 PM  
Blogger Gretchen said...

Yes, he was the first of his generation born in our extended family. I was his cousin, but also his godmother. My dad was his godfather. His mom and I were raised like sisters. The pain of the loss never goes away, it just gets worse. I wouldn't wish this nightmare on my worst enemy.

6:26 PM  
Blogger Mama Zen said...

I'm so sorry, Gretchen. What a terrible loss.

1:56 PM  

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