Hey buddy, I think you know how much I miss you and that you're always on my mind. You're a great man and I'm proud of the things you overcame in your life, the incredible amount of people you've touched and, of course, your ability to simply walk into a room and immediately light it up with your personality and energy. You know I admired you for that. You put the energizer bunny to shame Mitch. You're a good man, and you were always a GREAT friend to me. I like to think that, even if just for one second in your busy after-life, you hear me when I speak a few words to you each day. That makes me smile; stay close Mitch.
The past year without you has been really tough on everyone. The void you left is so big and so apparent in everyone's lives. We try to move forward, but all the while wishing we were moving forward with you in our lives. Keep us all strong, and help pick up our spirits and give us strength when we fall or feel weak. Just like you always did when you were on this earth with us. You were truly selfless when it came to your friends - and I respect that so much.
What I would give to go for one more bike-ride through the woods with you, or for one of our walks downtown on a nice afternoon or a movie night on a cold winter night. I really cherish those moments I shared with you. My stomach feels empty when I think that you won't be able to continue with your life. But I think it's true that God has a greater purpose for you.
I love you Mitch! Everyday I look at my chest and see "Hold onto Hope" written just above my heart. Sometimes I smile thinking of the GREAAAT times we shared, sometimes my heart hurts thinking that you're gone, regardless always I feel inspired to be a little more like you and live my life for you. I'm more than proud of you Boss.