At 10:00 pm on April 26th of last year, Mike lost his battle with cancer, but gained eternal life. It's hard to believe that it was one year ago. Sometimes it feels like yesterday and other times it feels like a million years ago.
We thank God for the 12 wonderful years he shared with us and yet wish we could have had more time with him. For this we will have to wait until our time on earth is finished...we have this promise.
Thank you for the support you give us, in so many ways. Your caring helps us to get through these tough times...you are "Miracles in our lives"!
Thank you for supporting "Mike's Miracles". We promise to continue to do good things for sick children, to make a positive difference in their lives, and to honour Mike's memory by doing so.
We pray that this first anniversary of Mike's passing will be a time of happy reflection for all of you, as we think of the many ways that Mike touched our lives, as we all deal with the sadness of missing him, and as we remember God's promise of eternal life! We pray for you as you pray for us.
Mike has gone home ahead of us and is celebrating with Jesus and with all of our loved ones who have gone before us.
"Strong together, forever and ever!"
Love, from Brian, Terri and Brandon VandenDool