Things I love about Mike. My special child and Megan's twin. He lives in Orlando and although I don't see him as often as I like, I talk to him (several times) every day.
1. When he was little he would hide in the racks of clothes while I shopped. He didn't make a mess or anything, he would just sit in the middle of it all.
2. He is very passionate. Sometimes it's with the wrong things, but, nonetheless, he's a passionate person.
3. He's clean and sober. And he's just as passionate about that as he was when he wasn't clean and sober.
4. He's thankful for his family and his life and his job. All the things we all take for granted every day but he takes the time to communicate to people.
5. He cuts his own hair better than he could ever pay someone else to do. Seriously.
6. He spends more time getting ready to go somewhere than anyone I've ever known.
7. He loves coffee.
8. He can't tolerate a mess for long. He will for a while and then all of a sudden (usually at 3am) he'll break out the cleaning supplies and won't stop until it's done.
9. He loves really good food. He would make a good restaurant critic.
10. He reads the Wall Street Journal and enjoys it.
11. When he's talking to me on the phone, I hear him say 'excuse me,' 'thank you,' 'please,' and 'hey...how are you doing?' to people on the street and that makes me smile.
12. He makes sure he calls his Grandmother every couple of days to see what she's up to.
13. He is very GAP-ish. He look like he stepped out from the pages of a GAP ad.
14. He pretends he knows nothing about picking out clothes so the sales girls will help him. In actuality he's critiquing their clothing choices in his head at the same time.
15. When he was in High School his Algebra teacher had him be the substitute teacher when she had meetings.
16. His laugh is cool. Not as cool as Megan's (sorry Mike) but it's genuine and fun.
17. He likes all kinds of music. Once when he was little, he came home from hearing an orchestra play at school and said he could feel it in his heart.
18. He finally likes himself.
19. He never once was embarrassed by me like some teenagers were....ya know the ones who wouldn't even walk near their parents at the mall -- acting like they didn't know them.
20. Was afraid of a german shepherd in our neighborhood and was so startled that when he ran into the house he forgot to close the door and the dog followed him into clear into my bedroom. This is really a very funny story - much funnier than it sounds here - but he and Meg know!
I love you Mikey! You've turned into lovely, kind person who will do good work in this world someday. I truly believe that.
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