Michael Alan Hubbard
October 25, 1977 -  May 16, 2004

Angel Michael -
 photo designed by Walter Elliott in 1999

Michael Alan Hubbard

At the age of 26, God saw that Michael was an honorable man.
Knowing that his  time on Earth was done, God sent the angel Michael to bring him home.
Leaving his parents and loved ones here, he took his place in heaven.

He sends comfort to his loved ones left here and reassures them that they will be together again.

Michael is laid to rest in Springtown Cemetery.



Michael's gifts were plentiful and his rewards will be great.
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     Michael was a shining light the moment he was born, taking his time getting here, making sure everyone waited in anticipation. 
Sure enough, he stole the heart of anyone who came into his space. I've loved him from that first moment unconditionally, and he loved unconditionally in return. He made me smile just with a glance from those beautiful blue eyes. 
If there were one thing that Michael taught everyone, it was to forgive. and love those who may have wronged you and let them know they are are loved anyway. He taught by example to put your pride away, make people laugh at themselves, and always remember to be kind. 
I will miss him, but will always carry his memory in my heart and my mind. 
I love you Michael,

 Aunt Debbie
Michael loved everyone. He was a joyful person to be around always laughing and caring about everyone . He would do anything you asked. We loved him with all our hearts.  
One of Gods special angels here on earth gone home.
Celebrating Memorial Day. A wonderful day to remember :
As we gather with family and friends on this holiday, add  Michael in your thoughts.
Thanks to all of you who sent condolences and prayers. 
I am so sorry for the loss of your son Michael.  I know this is a hard time for you and my heart goes out
 to you and your family.
There are no words of comfort --- I can only send prayers and deepest sympathy. 
Michael, if you are watching, there is much love left here on Earth for you.
Yvonne DiVita
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. 
I too recently lost my mother and the Chaplin at the retirement home sent me this little poem 
 (Miss Me But Let Me Go! ) which I think sums up how to deal with a loss.
Miss me but let me go!  
When I come to the end of the road
 and The sun has set me free,  
I want no rites in a gloom filled room,  
Why cry for a soul set free?  

Miss me a little, but not too long,
  And not with your head bowed low,  
Remember the times that we once shared,
  Miss me be let me go!  

This is a journey we all must take  
And each must go alone.
  It's all part of the Master Plan,  
A step on the he road to home.  
  When you are lonely and sick of heart,  
Go to the friends we know,  
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds;
  Miss me but let me go!

  Stay strong, Francesca Frate

I am a new subscriber to Digital Women and my heart goes out to you! I am so sorry for your loss!
I extend my sympathy and prayers.
Shirley O
It is always sad when someone leaves us so suddenly, by their own hand, especially at such a young age. My prayers are with you and your family. 
Lydia Coates
My heart goes out to your family, and I hope Michael is comforted by all the love that is still here on earth for him. I understand it is hard to be strong, but please remember that God will heal your heart with time. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Susan Miller
One is not really got from us until we forget them.  Michael will be with you for ever.  My prayers join with many others for you and your family.  Know that he is happy where he is and wants you to be happy for him in this time of great emptiness in your heart.
Nancy J Panting
God bless you - keep the faith. Condolences,
I am a subscriber to Digital Women, and I was dismayed to hear of your sudden loss of your son, Michael. Although most of us cannot fathom what you are going through, please know that we in the Digital Women community have you in our hearts.
Megan Widmeyer

Just read the newsletter.  So sorry honey.  Will be praying for you and yours, and that God grants peace in all areas of your life.  I know its hard right now, but keep going, and keep praying.
GOD Bless,

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Ann M.
I thought you may like to know that your message reaches people all over the world, and here in New Zealand I always look forward to your newsletter. I was saddened by your terrible news, and send my deepest sympathy
Janet Chambers
I just opened the newsletter and was shocked to hear your news. My deepest sympathies to you and all your family, and to Michael himself, who, at his young age, could not realize what he was throwing away. And thank you for your faith and hope in continuing with the daily routine in the midst of sorrow.
Gail Cramer
  I just read your sad news in the newsletter.  
My prayers and thoughts with you and your family.  
God bless!  
Isolde Regina Coudouratzis
I'm a subscriber to Digital Women and I just read your note about your son Michael. 
 I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
You and your family are in my prayers...Sue
My deepest sympathy to you and your family in the untimely loss of your
Son.  Cherish all the beautiful memories and allow yourself some time to
grieve.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.

I have just read the news. At at time like this all I can say is that we wish
you peace, and happy memories of your son. God Bless!

Noell Baran
I just opened up my email & began to read your newsletter.  I am so sorry to hear about your son.  My heart goes out to you and your family during this trying time & I will keep you in my prayers. I can't even begin to comprehend what you are going through, but take comfort in knowing that you have an amazing Guardian Angel watching over you from above.
God Bless-
I am so sorry to hear of your son, stay strong and God Bless!
May the Lord bless and keep you and your family during this difficult time. 
Kim Peng
From NY, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss.
Laurie and her staff of Digital Women
I send my deepest & most sincere sympathies. I know this helps very little, but you are in my heart & my prayers. This would have to be the hardest thing a mother could ever imagine. May your sons spirit bring you back to the light to move forward in peace. May GOD bless you.
May God's Peace be with you and yours.  And may God's loving arms surround Michael in heaven.
Digital Subscriber
My condolences on your loss. May you have solace believing that your son is at peace.
I have just read your news I am so sorry to hear about your wonderful son, Michael. This morning I went to work and an hour after my arrival the phone rang to say my brother had died one hour before. It was sudden and unexpected, I was so pleased that recently we had spent a fun filled family day together.
I am sure you have wonderful memories of times together with Michael, when you are feeling really sad think back and choose a particular time and day you shared, it will bring him closer to you and help a little to ease the pain.
Sydney Australia.
I am so saddened by your loss.  But I am also very moved by your strength.
I will keep you in my prayers.
Thank you for all you do.
I'm sorry to here about your loss. Words are not enough at a time like this. 
God will help you get through this. You and your family will be in my prayers.

I am just a visitor on this planet, with my soul being sent wherever the wind takes me. From the Four Directions of life, I will send a prayer for Michael's Blessings and ask the Angels to keep Michael company on his new journey.  
 And prayers are sent to help you deal with your loss..  
....may your journey be safe.
  Crazy FullMoon Eagle

I'm sorry to hear of your loss.  I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
My heart ached when I heard Rebecca's sad news. 

It came as we are caring for my terminally ill 29 year old son, Clint.  We
received the gut wrenching verdict, "there's nothing left to do" on Dec 15,
2003, and hospice started up mid-February.  So we are literally sitting here
from day to day waiting for "the end."

I was fortunate that, when Clint began to need me home 24/7 back in 1996, my
knitting business was growing and I was able to keep busy.  I got on the
internet, which was a whole new world for me.  In fact, I spent so much time
on the internet the first two weeks, my husband asked if I was ever going to
knit again!!!

Today, I have a website to sell my "goods," and another one to sell knitting
related products.  God has been good in opening doors for new and exciting
adventures I would not have thought possible. 

At the moment, we are camping out in the living/dining room where Clint's
hospital bed is set up and DH and I sleep on the sofa bed.  The dining room
table is my "office."  I keep the "business" going, outsourcing the supplies
people order, and knitting sweaters for customers, or designing new ones for
a yarn company.  This keeps me from wallowing in self pity (most of the

And while we sat here thinking we would be the ones calling the family with
bad news," two weeks ago today we got a call that our 34 year old son-in-law
unexpectedly died in his sleep, leaving a wife and 5 year old daughter.  So
you never know......

While I can not imagine how I will survive the loss of Clint, I know that
people do get past these tragedies in their lives.  That said, I, too,
encourage you to take the time to think about what is really important in
your life.  The old adage, "live each day as if it was your last" sounds
trite until you are looking at it from "this" side of the fence!

Carol Sorsdahl
I am so sorry to read about your loss! I lost a friend to suicide while in college and I sympathize with you as much as I can relate, and also by being a mother.

Wendy Coggins

Angels, Healing Energy, and Love are being sent to you, your family and friends, and all who knew and loved Michael.  Michael is safe now, and I pray that healing and comfort comes to those who have been left behind.
angel watchingMichael

The morning dawns
and I know your gone,
but your spirit is still here
your love lingers on.

Your smile, those pretty blue eyes
 the dimples shine
We are so blessed ,to have had
 you for such a short time

The lives you touched , the happiness
you gave to so many made its mark
it will always be there .

As time goes on and some of the pain heals
the memories will comfort us,
 but we will always remember
 that love doesn't go away it lingers here
 and goes with you forever and always.

So much love from you,
will carry us through.
I love you

White rose signifies eternal love from Granny

One month has passed since Michael left this earth. During this time family and friends have come here to post their thoughts and  wishes. Today is affirmation of  Life Ever After and knowing that Michael is watching over us and will see us again one day.  Michael sends his love, today and every day.    
Communicate, Appreciate and Validate your loved ones today.
It's Lena.  The one who called you today. I'm a tad behind in reading my email and just read your email today. I must say that I'm saddened for your loss.  I'm sorry that the conversation was so short - somehow sending an email and posting here didn't seem enough after all you've given to this community of business women. I feel like I've known you for so long.   I've made a donation in memory of your son to the
 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  If they can reach just one person...
With love and sending positive energy your way,

Rebecca, sending you and yours love, light and healing.
 May I gift you and your family a memory folio in memory of Michael? I've experienced almost losing my son more than I want to count. The first at 3 1/2 as he was ran over by a semi truck--then staph infection in the hospital and two to suicide and illness. Today, I look back and think, how did I get through this..? We somehow do..
A memory folio This memory book has blessed many lives. My son, Joseph's experiences has guided me to create healing products to help others on this painful journey.
 Let me know your thoughts?
 Kindest regards,
We can't understand everything in this world, we can stay strong in our memories.  You and your family will be in my family's prayers, Rebecca.  Take care.
I'm so sorry for your loss Rebecca ~ I am sending you much love and healing light as you go through this. Know that Michael is with the angels and will always walk with you ~
 Love and light to you Dearheart ~
7/16/04 Pain is in our hearts as we miss Michael as we enter two months since he left us. 
Everyone handles loss in a different way. On this third month anniversary Michael has given his mother an outlet to vent. http://digital-women.com/ sharing it with you here, know that these are the words and feelings of a mother that has outlived her child. Something that we don't expect to happen. 
9/16/04 September flower Four months have passed since Michael left us. Here at Life Ever After we acknowledge anniversaries with the reaffirmation that he is STILL with us and to KNOW that once we will be together again.
My Dearest Michael,
You are constantly on my mind. As your birthday approaches I am reminded of what a beautiful addition you made to the world. I don't think you realized how many lives you touched and how much you were loved, especially by me.
My wish as your mother is that you are happy in your new loving home. I hope there are many loving arms around you. Please save a place for me right beside you, Honey.
I love you with every fiber of my being,
Your Mom
10/16/04  As  time goes on, we try to remember  the good times. 5 month today. 

October 25th we celebrate Michael's birthday. From all of us at Life Ever After, wishing you a Happy Birthday Michael.  Celebrating the birth of Michael. With love from your family and friends.
Nov. 25, 2004 
I hope everyone enjoys the Holidays. This will be my first Thanksgiving without my dear son, Michael. He loved the Holidays. It's going to be very hard to get through this without him but I am "trying" to be
thankful for the 26 years that I WAS able to share with him...
                                                                                 Rebecca Game
This Christmas season remember Michael's family and friends. Remind them that he is with them in their heart and loves them dearly. Merry Christmas 2004
Dearest Michael, everyday I think about you. Your picture rests on my desk at work and it reminds me how to be a beautiful person. It reminds me to always keep smiling and to make people laugh because that makes our own heart happy. It reminds me to not be selfish and to remember that tangible things are not important but love is important. It reminds me to call the people I love every time I think about them and to not put it off. It reminds me to laugh at silly things and to enjoy life while you are able. It reminds me to spend time with good friends and family whom you care about. It reminds me that at any moment someone can be taken from you and how important it is to let someone know every time you see them how much they mean to you. Touch their face, kiss their mouth, hug them, tell them you love them every time you see them. Your picture reminds me how much I love you and miss you and can hardly wait to see you again. 
Please keep visiting me in my dreams. 
I love you,
Aunt Debbie
I want to let those know who sent money to help with Michael's burial, that I took the money and put in a beautiful garden with Angel statues and roses around the tree where he "left to find his peace" as I
couldn't bear to just look at "the barren tree". It's now a beautiful garden complete with wind chimes and angels and flowers. THANK YOU to everyone who made this possible for me. You have no idea how you helped me keep my sanity.
I can now go out there and sit in the swing and be with him in my mind and my heart.
Thank you...
Rebecca , still chugging along the track of life...
In the wake of such a loss, we're haunted by things that we don't, and may never, understand.  Yet the solace we seek may not come from answers.  So we look for comfort in the belief of love's everlasting connection.    May that love lift you , hold you close, and give you peace.
God Bless,

There is a significance to the "rose", as while I was on vacation, my husband Stephen, bought me a single rose. At 3:30 am, where I was, on May 16th, I "accidentally hit the rose and it snapped and broke about 3 inches from the top. I found out later that at exactly 5:30 am , which is the exact time it was here at home is when my son took his life by hanging himself. His neck broke at the exact same time I broke the rose. 
Not knowing "why", I started crying over the broken rose. I found out later why it had affected me so. The rose also came up again before I got home but...Anyway...
Thank You 

Mother's memories of her son.

3/16/05  Ten month anniversary , pray for his family and friends as they remember his life. 
Easter 2005   Thinking of you and your family on this day. Celebrate the holiday knowing that someday you will be together again. 
I am so sorry for your loss. I do know what you are going through I lost my son at the age of 32 from suicide also. We will never have the answers to what we ask but we have to go on. One day we will be answered. 
The lost of a child is the worst pain that a mother could ever bear. Just look to the Lord to pick you up and carry you through the times that you feel  you can not go on. For he will be there for you . And remember that your Son loved you even though we will never understand  why did this happen. My prayers are with you and your family.
God Bless You.
4/21/05 Photos from Rebecca  Michael's Garden


Photos from Rebecca

pink rose in Michael's garden


Celebrating the anniversary of Michael's passing, we can get together and talk about  memories. Laugh a little, cry a little and remember a lot. One year ago today you went away. Out of sight but never out of mind. 
Memories of Mikey have flooded me all weak.  As I sit here the exact night a year after his death, I wish so badly I could know what he was thinking, and oh God how I wish he would have called someone.  The warmth of Rebecca, his Grandmother, and Jake still embrace me and it seems that my pain for them will never subside.  Mike absolutely adored his brother, we were friends for 7 years and the only time I ever saw tears in his eyes it was about Jake.  I have been to his grave and fallen to my knees begging for answers, forgiveness, and some way to accept this sudden and oh so permanent world with out him.  He was always so much more logical than emotional, like me,  so I'm sure he would have some practical explanation that to him made sense, he was not one to tell you he was having a bad day, let alone that he was depressed, he was always cheering everyone up and pulling them out of a sad or bad mood.  We both approached everything a  bit detached and aloof yet optimistically and cheerfully.  I wish I would have told him just one time that I have learned that its o.k. to be weak sometimes and its in our weakness that God can strengthen us the most, we just have to be humble enough to let him.  It's so hard to picture my 6'4, stronger than steel, passionate,  beautiful friend in the pain he must have been in a year ago tonight.
He was fiercely passionate about  his brother, his mom, cats in all shapes and sizes, Buffy (my dog), and being real.  He could spot a phony person from a mile away, with Mikey it was what you see is what you get and he expected the same in return.  He did not always say much but his Presence was so powerful everyone knew he was there, he was magnetic, everyone wanted his approval and acceptance, yet he let so few in.  I am privileged to say that I knew him and thank God every night for his friendship and will cherish my memories of him forever.  Holding my brother and friends the day we lost him was by far the hardest thing I ever done.  I hope he knows how much he is missed.  Thank you for letting me share this with you.  All my love and prayers in the world go out to his family tonight. I have so many more fabulous stories of his light and love. I have checked a couple times to see if Rebecca had started something like this, I was speechless and cried and cried to find something this beautiful to honor him.  Then I did not know what to write. I've started to e-mail her a couple times and just cant find the words  What could I possibly say to her and does she even want to hear from me? I think of more than you know.
                                                  All my love,                Anne
This month of May has been the hardest for me. It seems as though this last year has been one big blur. Everything is still just as painful as the first day. I have literally cried myself to sleep every night. Vincent, Michael's brother has also cried every night. We just hug each other and know that sometime in the future we will be with Michael again.

I tell everyone that I feel as though I have been THROWN into Act II of "life's play" without my script. Everyone has a script but me. I never know how I am going to feel or what is going to tear me down in relation to my beautiful son. There are so many "firsts" to get over. That first night without him, that first birthday without him and literally a hundred other "firsts".

The other strange thing is how people immediately "look away" when I talk about him. It's as if they are afraid to "see" what a real broken heart looks like or that maybe if they don't "see" a broken heart it won't happen to them, I don't know, I only know that almost everyone acts the same way. Hopefully as more time goes by, they will relax a little and realize that I "need" to talk about him as I NEVER want any one of his memories to fade away and be lost.

Michael, my loving son, I think of you every day and miss you terribly. Thank you for making yourself "present" this month. It helped me from losing all sense of sanity. I love you deeply as you know I'm sure.

Your Loving, but "Broken", Mother

God Bless America

Thinking of Michael on this holiday. We thank him for the service that he did his country and the joy he brought his family members. Remember our loved ones may be out of sight, but never out of mind.

7/1/05  am so terribly sorry for your loss! I didn't know it until today. I wish I could do something. I wish anyone could do something. I wish we could at least understand.
All I can do is pray for you and Michael. May God blessings be with both of you forever.

Gloria Scharetg 

Michael, I couldn't stop thinking about you all day today. That song from Michael Buble, "Home", just keeps playing in my mind over and over. I miss you so much.........I will always miss you. In my mind you are every age in all my memories and they are all precious. How can I live without you?????? Sometimes I think you are right beside me and I wish I could give you a hug and smell your hair and see your beautiful smile and look into those beautiful soulful eyes that knew everything. You always made me laugh and cry and I wish to God you were still here to make the world a better place. One had only to look at you to know you were truth, love, sincerity, honesty, and the most forgiving soul. I pray to visit you in my dreams at night. I am doing my best to look after your mom and your brother. I love your mom and brother with all my heart and wish we could all be with you just one more time. I wish I could have held you just one more time. I miss you, I miss you Michael.
I will always love you.
Aunt Debbie.
Dearest Son,

As another year approaches, I am reminded of how much I miss your laugh
so full of life, your smile so full of comfort, and your touch so full
of love. Everyone here loves you and misses you as you well know.  We
are struggling to get on without you right here with us. We still cry
for you everyday. Losing you was the hardest thing we ever had to endure.

My only Christmas wish was to see you walk through the door again.
Please save a place for me right next to you, Honey. I miss you and I
love you with all of my being.

Your Devoted Mom
5/16/06 2nd year flower Two years ago you said goodbye, Life goes on, but you are thought of still.
8/23/06  My heart is with you. Michael sounds like he had a lot of gifts and shared them unconditionally. I thank him for keeping our country and me free. I may not agree with this war but I Admire and Love the boys who keep us free. Whenever I see our boys in airports or elsewhere I thank them for my freedom. You and your family are in my prayers and I send you God's love and his ability to heal. Thank you Michael for your sacrifice. Jesus died for our freedom from sin and Michael died for our Freedom.
God Bless from a grateful soul.
Denver Colorado

October 25th we celebrate Michael's birthday.
From all of us at Life Ever After, wishing you a Happy Birthday Michael.  Celebrating the birth of Michael. With love from your family and friends.
Happy Birthday my sweet loving Son.

Today you played a special song for me to let me know you were with me on this day. You would have been 29 years old today.  While I miss you with all my heart, it helps when you send little messages to let me know that your soul is alive and vibrant. I count the days until I can "see" you again.
You always made me feel 10 foot tall when I stood beside you. I was always so proud of you. Your smile and your beautiful eyes are forever on my mind.  Everyone thought of you today and Granny bought a beautiful sculpture to go in your garden. I am sure you can see it.
I Love You Michael
May 16, 2007  Three years have gone by since Michael's passing. Each year the feelings are as strong and the day itself. The only release is that one day we will see him again. Trust in that fact and live your life to the fullest each day until then.
I have been silent too long Michael. You know you had a special section of my heart and sometimes I think you knew me better than your mother.

You always were hardest on yourself and I hope next time we meet you and I both will learn to lighten up. Your mother and I are separated now and she will soon be on her own journey away. I tried to be supportive as best I could but I am very new to this compassion. I still love her very much and want her to be happy. You hold a place in her heart that I could not even get close to.

We both shared the feelings for animals but you definitely had them for humans as well. I miss you in the pool room and always felt somehow protected when you were around. Look in on your brother every now and
then as he's young and strong but needs some guidance every so often.

I am thankful for the time I have shared with you and yours ,Michael

Your Step Dad,  Stephen
I had a question. I am wondering that since the post from Stephen how is Rebecca doing?  
I see that not too many posts have been posted by her. Is she doing ok. 
Please tell her my best wishes are with her especially during this month.............. 
Oct 25, 2008 Stopping by to wish a Happy Birthday and know that we all still think of you.

                                         Celebrating the birth of Michael. With love from your family and friends.


October 25 2008
Our thoughts are with you today
our love is still strong
we will never forget even though your gone.
The joy you spread is forever here
we will always hold you ever so near.
you are in our hearts everyday of the year.
The tears we shed are tears of love.
the joy you gave was from heaven above.
remembrances  that no one can ever take away.
We love you Michael for this was your day.
Thank you for the time we shared.
we can never repay you,  in our hearts we know you cared.
the love in our hearts will carry us on.
I love you

5/16/09     Four years ago you left our sight, but not our hearts.
October 25 is an event that doesn't diminish with time. It is the day of Michael's birth. Even though he is not with his family on earth, they remember and celebrate this day as they have every year. Happy Birthday Michael.
 Stopping by with a memory of Christmas 2009

May 16, 2010
Each year brings more memories of great times we shared. You may be out of sight but never out of  mind.
Michael's mom's website.
Just wanted to show you what your mom has accomplished. She works so hard, and it shows. She misses you so much.

I never knew him - or will ever meet any of you.
My son is a decorated veteran of Afghanistan (Bronze Star) and we received him back - damaged in mind but intact in body.
May we never forget the price that was paid by so many and the many who still do for our safety
Bless them all and protect them in body and spirit.
The poem was a blessing for me: thank you.

7 Caroline Street,
Moonta South Australia 5558


December 2010
Wishing  a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.  Please remember our loved ones during this holiday season.


Stopping by to wish a
 Remember our loved ones this year.


Found these pictures on facebook. Thought they needed to be here.
Michael at 5 yrs old Michael at 10 yrs old Michael at home

Michael and Aunt Debbie

Michael's son,  Mason


May 16, 2013
On the anniversary of your passing, I leave this wreath for you.


October 25, 2013

Wishing Michael a


and I know his family is remembering this day as well.




Feb. 14, 2014

May 16, 2014

Your family misses you.

October 25, 2014



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