Thank you xpor1. I am not active on the forums, but from whatever little I saw, you were one of the sincere people who had Mike's best interest at heart. Thank you for being there for him. Mike's core was and is, a gentle soul who felt deeply. When he love, he loved deeply and freely. He really cared for those in real life and on line. When one of you are hurting, he was hurting with you. When one of you are doing well and happy, he was happy with you.
I still weep for him on a daily basis from missing him. He was my pillar of strength. Just having him with me gave me courage to be better. Even though he is not physically with me any more, I still feel his presence and the warmth he exuded when he's happy and content.
He had endured much hardship in his life, but he never gave up on love. Love for his family, Love for his friends, Love for fishing.
Please don't ever forget Mike. When we are forgotten, it's like as if we never existed.