One of the smartest men I have ever known
is my brother-in-law, Mike.
He is married to MyHero's sister.
This is the way I remember him and
my sister-in-law in their young
I remember him as a "hippie" with an old
purple van that we had to push to get it started.
I remember seeing him pick up an instrument
that he had never seen before and be able to play it.
I remember that no matter what subject we
mentioned-he knew something about it.
A smart, funny man with an off-beat sense of humor.
I am not quite sure how to word this
because I don't want to invade family privacy
but I want to put it out there.
Mike has advanced
You don't often hear about
BREAST CANCER in men.
They are not screened for it ,
nor are they expecting it..
It is one of the last things they check for.
That being said,
Mike's condition is very grave.
Mike has always been a self-sufficient person.
He has never asked for help.
He was always able to
SMART HIS WAY TO SUCCESS.
The sad thing is-
YOU CAN'T OUTSMART CANCER.
Mike's beliefs are different than my own,
but that is his choice and I am not a preacher.
He once heard my youngest daughter sing
at a concert and said...
IF I believed---IF I were a believer--
I would think I just heard an angel sing.
That is the most "religious" thing
I have ever heard him say.
So, today, I ask for prayers
and well-wishes and an uplifting of hearts..
Pray that Mike finds his way home
with peace in his heart.
Pray for his wife and children.
They are broken and filled with sadness.
Pray for his sister-she is devastated-
Pray that we can help them when the time comes
and stand as strong as we need to stand.
Maybe even pray for a miracle.
THAT would be a testimony, wouldn't it?
Mike, if you could read this-
I would tell you that-
You are loved-as my "brother"
and a kindred spirit.
We are rooting for you, buddy!