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.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Family Pictures

The night before Eric's farewell we were able to have family pictures taken.  Here are a few of my favorites
What good looking kids!

Macklyn will be a thrill seeker, I am afraid, when she continues to grow.  :)  Daryl will be the reason for this, Sorry McKell.

This is the whole family... we have really grown!  I LOVE IT!  Families make this life so worthwhile.
In Eric's email this morning, he said he now has his travel plans for California and is so excited.

Eric also ran into our dear friends Mike and Bonnie (aka Tonya's In laws) and Bonnie could not help herself, she gave Eric a hug for her then had to give him another one for me, except my hug was longer.  :)   The funny thing is, you are not suppose to hug missionaries and Bonnie knows this.  Of course how can you refuse Bonnie?

While walking the halls of the MTC, he mentioned that he has been stopped and asked if he is Eric Merkley because they have read his story ... on this blog.  Some have asked him if he is the Elder with one leg.  How can you not laugh at this... I guess it could be worse, his notoriety could be due to something embarrassing.

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