As we get close to the second year without Mikey I feel I should ask the question What would Mikey do? The reason for this is as I plan and work on events, dedications, honoring, remembering, and time I have had several say to me you don’t have to do all this. My answer has been and will continue to be, if not me who? Which one of you will step up and do these things? They say to me you have time you don’t have to do it all now. I put a post about time and love but as far as time goes I believe that we are of two thoughts 1. you have all the time in the world or 2. there is never enough time. For my family the sudden leaving of Mikey as shortened time. As a lot of you know my parents are over 70, I’m over 50, and time is not on our side. My dad as had a couple of heart issues and my mom has been so bad the past six months I wonder daily if I get a call that she’s gone. But besides we’re getting older and life is short. I have all Mikey’s things to go through, sort out, pass on… then one day sooner rather than later I will have my parents things. So I ask you if things were different and your close loved one passes and Mikey was here What would he do? I say he would stand next to that person and say I will do anything you want. Here’s a good example……. One of Mikey’s best friend Joey, his sister passed the July before Mikey, Joey or Sandy (Joey’s mom) I’m not sure now who asked Mikey to host a celebration/benefit and Mikey redid his schedule so he could. I can’t remember who he was working with Cole(Educated Consumers) or Cody(Sadistik) but he brought them with. Not only was Mikey missing his friend (Joey was unable to attend) and the passing of someone he had known a good share of his life. The family ask will you help and he moved everything to do it. ……. That’s what Mikey did do. How many times did some of you call(personal and professional) and he dropped everything to help you. I could tell by the way he looked who was asking what of him and yes this includes me and my family. Mikey would do most things in his power to help people in what ever they dreamed, wanted, planned. So as we move into another year without him, time has moved us each father away from his direct influence I ask you to think What would Mikey do? When your family, loved ones, friends, acquaintances, come to you and ask for help. Before you answer just think about what has been done for you, what would your inspiration (Mikey) do, then answer. Now more to the direct (selfish) reason I do what I do. In our family we have a great age difference. There are those of us who had been adults since Mikey was a baby. We have more memories, more time, more pictures, with him than the young ones in our family. I mean young from 4 to 17 yrs of age they have very limited memories, pictures of Mikey. Then there is many generations to come who know very little or nothing of him. So all these different kinds of things public and private provide my family a way of knowing that as we each leave there will be things our young ones will remember connecting them to Mikey. I stood at the house the week of the first B-day celebration and said I wanted to only do one event a year for the next five or so years. I figured by then others would pick up the torch and I could move. I have also said to many that within this five years I wanted to put some of the business things Mikey had put down on paper into actions. Now this has been some what unrealistic I’m unable to give full attention to so many things. I don’t think I can say Thank you enough to all you fans who share your stories, spread Mikey’s music and support the posts, projects, and vents from me. I do want to say thanks to all the artist who came to that 1st celebration at 1st ave., those who came to the park, and those who will becoming this year. Rest assured next year I’ll be putting out some of Mikey’s music instead. (Your off the hook) The help from RSE to put that on, I would of gone crazier than I did, the city and parks for all the help with the dedication, all the contributors to the park to have a place were we can go for basically forever to be close, and those who have worked on the up coming celebration in Nov.
Now to this up coming date Oct 16th. I have asked people to light something lamp, fire, candle in honor of those we miss. Take a moment to say I miss you and remember the light that they were to you.