As I write this it is August 26th 2022, today would have been my best friends 63rd Birthday. We lost him almost 3 years, to the day, to pancreatic cancer. We grew up in the same town, went to the same church, found each other at CYO, and went to high school together. We lived together in Florida after he graduated college. He was my best man, twice! I was his best man; his daughter is my God child. And the adventures we had together will be with me forever.
One of the greatest blessings for me is that Michael came to know the Lord later in life. When the diagnosis of cancer came, he wanted answers that I could not give. He lived a healthy lifestyle, but still this monster attacked him. The only thing I told he should do was to seek wisdom in Gods’ Word to get him threw this. He did, and the more he read The Word, the more he knew it was God’s will for this to happen. We did a lot his last few years on this earth, and I know that for the 45 years or so we had each other, we would do anything for the other.
John 15:13 was the verse I closed his eulogy with. “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for a friend.” God’s simple command is that we are to love one another as He loved us. It’s hard to replace a best friend of 45 years, but there are many people in my life that mean the world to me. And they are true God-fearing and loving men that I would go to war with. I am blessed by them and I pray I can be a blessing to them. And even though some us may be miles apart, I want us to always be together in one Spirit.
Written by Robert Breault: Robert is a full-time staff member serving anyone who’s hungry in the Food Service Department. He is married to Shirley Holmes-Breault who volunteers at the Colony of Mercy at the intake office. Robert and Shirley love the beach, Schroon Lake and their 3 Children and 2 Grandchildren.