- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
I don’t normally post in “emotional” but me and my family could use a host of prayer warriors today, tomorrow and in the weeks to come.
Background. In Summer of 2009, my husband (then brand new boyfriend) lost his little brother and brother’s girlfriend. They were 17 and 16. The entire community rallied around the family and it’s been rough going, but their memory lives on as a scholarship for high school students and in all of our hearts.
This March, I found out that my (then) Future Sister-In-Law, DH’s older sister, who would be my bridesmaid in July, was pregnant with her second child! I, and the rest of the family, was elated. DH’s neice was already going to be our flowergirl, and I picked out pregnant-friendly bridesmaid dresses (I already had one pregnant bridesmaid, why not two!) and prepared for not one but two exciting things in my future. Our wedding day came and went, and we were surrounded by all of the people that loved us most
This week, My husband’s sister was due to give birth to our (neice? nephew? it was a suprise until the day). She labored for only a short time and gave birth to the most perfect little boy, my nephew, born on 10/30 weighing 9lbs and 20.5 inches. My Darling Husband and I live a half hour away, and were excited to go see our little guy, but got caught up and had to work late.
The next morning we get a text that SIL still isn’t feeling exactly right, and to send a prayer up for her. An hour later, we get a phone call that my BIL was kicked out of the hospital room. Fifteen minutes later, SIL was being taken to ICU. Fifteen minutes later we got the call that you never expect. The one that makes you punch a hole in your office wall, throw yourself on the floor and weep uncontrollable tears. My SIL had passed away. Darling Husband and I held eachother and then drove the longest half hour you could ever imagine.
This family is down to one son, my Darling Husband, from a family of five. I cry for them, for the Sister i had for only a few months, for her husband, a Marine that became a widower and a single dad of a three year old and a newborn at the same moment, for my niece and nephew without a mommy, for my Darling Husband who feels so alone after loosing both of his siblings in just over 3 years, and for my Mother-In-Law and Father-In-Law who have to bury the second of their three children.
Pray for us. Today is her visitation and tomorrow the funeral, and i just don’t know how we’re going to make it through. We drive through McDonalds, and the staff cries when they see us. We walk into CVS and the cashier melts down.
We’re living a bad dream that doesn’t go away when you wake up.
So, if you could just send some prayers and keep us in your thoughts today, it would be so appreciated. Writing this has made me feel a little better. MY SIL was a beautiful woman, an awesome mom, a loving wife, a loyal daugher and a great friend. It’s so hard to tell her goodbye.