Not so wordless Wed. Rest In Peace Michael Checkley
This week one of the many things that have seemed to go wrong... was a very good friend of mine was murdered. He was jumped and stabbed and there still has not been any suspects or any information. He was 24 yrs old and just graduated getting his real estate license and was ready to begin his new life and career.
This man was one of the most caring non judgmental human beings I have ever known. Making sure all through high school to stay away from the labels and the drama and making sure to make friends with anyone he came in contact with. He had such an amazing personality lighting up the room with jokes, happiness and his natural outgoing personality.
Today is his memorial at the murder site... where hundreds have committed to go and pay their respects and say their good byes. Watching all of the people I grew up with and many more post letters to Michael on his facebook and tagging him in many pictures that stay true to the personality I have always known makes me happy for him... happy that his place on this earth kept going long after high school where we as a group were inseparable, we grew up together learned from each other and created many many memories together that will never be forgotten. My only hope is that if we as a group of friends or a community learn nothing else from this ... we take one lesson from Michael ... and that is to set aside your judgments and problems with others... there is no drama in the world that should prevent you from being friends with any and everyone.