On January 27, 2011 Eric Merkley was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. An aggressive cancer that we hope and the doctors to this point seem confident that is contained to one spot on his leg. Prognosis is good. Treatments and recovery will be long and painful.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


The big white envelope came yesterday in the mail, and Eric was ready to crawl out of his skin!  He wanted to wait until his friends and family could be there to hear the news of where he is going!  So he took off for the gym to work off some of the bubbling energy!  Then when everyone came, He was ready to tear it open!
He had a really hard time tearing the envelope open.  I wanted to help him out!

He is going to Sacramento California!  He enters the MTC on July 18.  He will be speaking Laotian!  What the heck kind of language is that???

We were all trying to figure out what type of language Laotian was, but everyone was so excited for him!!

My beautiful daughter and the cutest grand baby! (Tonya and Macklyn)
I am so excited for Eric and I have to admit that I was thinking East coast.  I am going to quit guessing, because I am so far off.  So if I predict something, you may be wise to choose the opposite.  :)
I am thrilled for him to be able to leave shortly after his birthday, but this is only 3 1/2 short months!!!  I am fighting the anxiety!  But so so happy for him!
Sacramento here he comes!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Eric. That is so exciting. You will enter the MTC shortly after Nick leaves it (darn). What an awesome new chapter of their lives. I am both thrilled and terrified at the prospects of having a missionary. Good Luck to you as a mom with it, Kris and also Good Luck to Eric. He will be fantastic.