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.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Memorial Day

Memorial Day will have a whole new meaning in our home.  For the 3rd time since Eric has left on his mission, we will need to inform him, that yet another friend of his is no longer with us.  Our neighbor Cody Towse was serving in Afghanistan and was involved in a deadly incident and is presumed dead.  While the Towse family awaits confirmation, our hearts and prayers go out to them.  I have always appreciated all the many tears, sweat and blood that has been shed in behalf of our nation.  But I have never been this close to the tears.

This is PFC Cody Towse

This is the Towse's home as the man from the military was leaving.  It is hard to see him, but this scene strikes fear in any family member that has members of their family serving in the military.

Cody, you will not be forgotten.  We honor you and your friends that have given their all.

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