Wiersma Family Blog

A glimpse into our lives as a family with micro-preemies. Our twins boys (Lovingly referred to as our Miracle Men) were born almost 16 weeks early.

Our journey continues when our son Max was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 3. This is his story....

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Jesus took Kate's mom home to Heaven this morning.  She was very peaceful and comfortable, and Kate's dad, sister Lisa and her husband Joe were there with her.  We thank God for the promise of eternal life, that we can take hope knowing that we will see Mom again.  And when we do, her body will be the perfect body that God had designed for her before there was a drop in the oceans.

The visitation will be held at Notier VerLee Langeland on 16th St. and Fairbanks in Holland on Friday, May 1, from 1:00-3:00 P.M. and 6:00-9:00 P.M.  The memorial service will be held at Harderwyk Church on Saturday, May 2, at 6:00 P.M.


  1. Dear Mark & Kate,
    You both and the entire family will be in our prayers! Kate, your mother was such an awesome lady who will be missed by so many.

    Your in our hearts,
    In our thoughts,
    And in our prayers!!!

  2. There are no words to say, really...just that I love you guys, and I will pray that God gives you an extra measure of peace and comfort during the next few days. Myke was a very special woman and those of us who have had the priviledge of knowing her and your whole family have been very blessed.

  3. Praying that the peace that passes all understanding will guard your hearts and minds. We praise God for the knowledge that we will be reunited!! Love you guys and praying for you!
    Ross, Krista, Avery and Cora

  4. Mark and Kate I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that you will know God's peace. Emily "Praamsma" Tripp

  5. "And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen." I Peter 5:10-11

    Mark & Kate... We're holding you up in our prayers, giving praise for Kate's Mom and her life that goes on because of Jesus, who has caleld her into her into eternal glory. We pray that you may have the hope of Christ as an anchor for your soul. We pray that He may restore you and give each of you the strength you need... each day... to continue to be steadfast in your lives... all for His glory. With much love, The Sluiters

  6. Mark and Kate,
    We are praying extra hard for your family today. I am honored to have known your mom for so many years...Heaven is blessed with her today.
    With many thoughts and prayers,

  7. Hi Mark and Kate,
    Wow, what a journey. Just know, we continue to hold you, little Max and Wes and the entire Blauwkamp fam up in prayer. I just heard from my sis in law in Phoenix, AZ - their prayer warriors are also praying for you! Thank God for His people.
    We also praise God for you and your incredible witness as you continue to post your news, thoughts and awesome faith in these words. We look forward to reading them!
    Prayers to you
    Love ya'
    Steve and Kerry

  8. Mark and Kate...

    As the body of Christ, we are praying you through each day. What a joy to know that your Mom is whole with Jesus right now and she is probably bragging about her two precious grandsons.

    love ya

  9. I really do not have the perfect words to say, but please know that our family is praying for you! Praying you feel God's presence even more strongly in these days ahead as your family misses Kate's mom. Come Lord Jesus Come!
    Love.. the Lubbers family

  10. Praying for you all!

  11. I'm so sorry for your loss. There are no words to take that pain of losing your mom away, just know so many are praying for your entire family, for peace and comfort. Lifting you up to the Great Healer!

  12. Kate and Mark - what a roller coaster it has been. I posted on facebook that heaven is richer to have Myke there - and I mean it! but it sure hurts down here....love you all and wish we could make it better. God hurts with you and holds you all in His loving arms - blessings...

  13. Praying that God's loving arms pull you especially close at this time! Loving you!

  14. We are praying for you all.
    Mark & Jen

  15. Wow, I'm so sorry for your loss, and KNOW that I know that I KNOW that Kate's mom's body is in PERFECT health as she rejoices on those streets of gold!!!!

    Loving, praying and crying ...

  16. We are praying for you all and Kate's family during this emotional time. We also continue to hold Max and Wes up in prayer, and that God may give you both the strength you need to get thru these trying days.
    Dave and Joy

  17. We are very thankful that we were able to know Myra "Myke" during her time here. The Blauwkamp family seems to be a great one, we are praying for peace for you all.
    We miss Max and Wes and are praying everyday will be a step forward for them.
    Lots of Love and prayers,
    Stacy & Geoff

  18. Yesterday AM I read about your Mom,then turned to read my devotional it was Malachi 4-2 For you who revere My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings.and you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall. This made me remember when we would let the horses out of the barn after they had been inside all winter, they would run & kick. For our loved ones its springtime,but for us still in our stall we will miss them alot. Praying for you all every day. Ted Baumann.