–I hate to do this on the blog, but the word about Marisa is getting out through other various means and I feel this is the best way to let you know what is going on–

On Monday night, Marisa got quite sick.  She is now in the hospital, in Hamilton and she is resting peacefully but it is clear that heaven is near.

Please do not come to the hospital.  I don’t like having to write that, but Marisa is surrounded by her family now and this is what she wanted to happen.

Also, please do not speak to our kids about this.  I will do that myself.  But please pray for them.  Zion, Jacoba and Zekijah.

Thank you for everything you have meant to Marisa.

I love you,