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.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Eric finally Speaks

Hello Everyone!
This is Eric Merkley himself, usually it is my mother who creates all these posts, but I have had a lot of people ask me if I will continue on with the blog. I figured after a long time of me hearing about the blog, I would finally make a post myself.

As you all know I have recently returned home for my mission. It was the best experience that I could ever dream of. I have grown so much in my understanding and personal relationship with my Savior Jesus Christ. I have come to love a people that I didn't even know existed, but I can now call them my family.Words will simply never be able to describe what I feel about my mission, it is such a huge part of me and I think about it everyday, I hope that I will for the rest of my life. I feel like I found a piece to the puzzle of why I had cancer, and that was so I would serve a mission.

Being back home has been BUSY!!! people ask me how the adjustment has been but really I have been to busy to sit down and think about it. . . . so great!! I am currently attending UVU where I plan to get my Associates Degree and transfer up to the U to finish a Bachelors in Health Care Administration. Then continue on with a Masters wherever the lord takes me. My goal is to eventually be a CEO of a Hospital. I am also working at the MTC teaching Lao, one of my mission languages and I love it. I get to teach the next generation of missionaries which truly is a blessing. Besides teaching at the MTC, I also teach mission prep in my stake, one of my 3 callings currently. so it is like I never come home really. Then you add that I am on LDSSA (student council for UVU institute) I am just at home with myself and the lord. Now I know what you are thinking and the answer is NO, I am not dating anyone right now. Don't get me wrong I am TRYING, but I just need to find a women who will put up with me first :)

I truly want to thank you for your support over the years, I can not begin to explain the love and prayers that have been felt for me and my family, especially my mother. I feel like she needed them for more me haha :) who knows what will happen to this blog, maybe when I do find that special lady we will turn it into our family blog. . . . .  in other words she can do it :) I am on Facebook as Eric Merkley and Instagram as emerk05 feel free to follow because honestly that will probably keep you up to date better then this blog.
I love you all.
Much Love
Eric Merkley

1 comment:

  1. Eric, you are a great guy! Sounds like you aren't letting life pass you by for a minute. I sure appreciate your awesome example of determination and happiness. You are awesome! Good luck in your endeavors, matrimonial and otherwise :). We are cheering for you!