Then he started his 2nd year of his Masters degree. His jobs became more and more demanding. He served as assistant ward mission leader, and in the Young Men's organization, and I was called to be Primary President. We kept busy with our kids in Soccer, football, and baseball. With Eric at school I often felt like a single mom. Raising the 3 kids by myself. Helping them with homework, keeping up with the house and bills. Running them from sports, to scouts, to school events, etc. It was very common for us both to come to bed late at night, physically and emotionally exhausted from the day. We cried when times got so hard we weren't sure if we could keep going. Then we picked each other up, and pushed forward. I admire Eric so much. I have never seen him with so much weight on his shoulders. He is the hardest working man I know. He truly wants the best for our family, and wants to serve the Lord. My boys missed having dad around. But he always tried his best to make it to their games. They always knew when Eric was at the games. (Everyone did). You could always hear Eric cheering and whistling from the stands. And the boys always tried a little harder and played a little better when Eric was there cheering them on.
We are so thankful for all the love and support from both of our parents. We could not have done it without their love and support from the sidelines.
It has been a crazy journey!! Congratulations Eric. We are all so proud of you!!