The journey of Mike's disease lasted just shy of 9 months. Mike was so courageous throughout the fight. He kept trying to get better...and get better he did. It has been an amazing time full of faith, love, laughter, pain, grief and support. I hope we have been gracious enough to let everyone who helped us know how deeply grateful we are for your time, talents and service. I have renewed friendships, deepened old friendships and gained such respect and appreciation for so many. Each time we were in need, whether it be emotionally, spiritually or physically, our Father in Heaven sent angels to our home. You, my friends, will receive great blessings because of your love and service.
On Wednesday we had an incredible service for Mike... Our immediate families attended. Each was able to express feelings from deep within their hearts. It was joyous, private and sacred. I know Mike is pleased.
Today we will celebrate his life with family, church and community. Mike will be given his due honor and respect. He deserves that as well.
Our hearts are full. We will continue to love, respect and honor Mike as our husband, father, son, brother and friend. We know he is "waiting for us, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner." All is well...