Monday, July 5, 2010

Sad News

I can't believe it's been almost 2 months since I've blogged last. I've been so lazy, I'd blame it on being 32 weeks pregnant with twins, but it's really just that I'm lazy. I even made a promise to my cousin, Jennifer, that I would update my blog by last Friday--but I missed that deadline. So, here I am a few days late, but I'm finally hoping to start updating this blog several times a week. Starting next week, I'm cutting my hours at work back to 3 days a week, so that should give me some more time. I started this blog to be a light, fun update on how our lives are going and had no plans to put anything depressing in it-when it comes to stuff like that, I'm much more private. However, I don't feel right not mentioning the things that have happened this past weekend.

My Granny is dying. Everybody in the family is down in Tennesee right now spending her last few days left saying good bye and spending time with her. We weren't able to go because my doctor advised against it, not only am I 32 weeks pregnant with twins, but we had to go to the hospital last week because I was having contractions that I had to get a shot to stop (more on that in a future post), so unfortunately we were not able to go down there and say goodbye to her. They expect her to pass any day now and it breaks my heart. I love my Granny and feel so bad for my mom having to go through this after just losing my papaw (her dad) 6 months ago. It kills me now not being able to be there for my mom.

Yesterday we received some very devestating news from Greg's brother, Eric. His wife, Carrie, who was due on June 30th with their daughter, Claire, went to the hospital because her water broke. When she got there, they found that Claire did not have a heartbeat and had died. The doctor's aren't sure what happened. But I cannot even put into words how sad I am for Eric and Carrie, and their 2 1/2 year old son Ian. I'm so sad for the whole family, who was so ecstatic to welcome the first "Westover" girl into the world. Greg and I have done nothing but think of them since we recieved the news. We feel helpless and wish there was something we could do for them. We can't fly out to Arizona to be with the family due to the reasons I mentioned earlier. So, we're just keeping them in our thoughts.

So, needless to say, it has been a very sad weekend. We're just thinking of our families and wishing we could be there for them. I really wish there was more that we could do for them right now.


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  2. Oh Samantha, I am so sorry for Eric and Carrie's loss. I just stopped by your blog for a moment to check on things, and saw the news. They are in my prayers, and so is your Granny. I am sorry to hear of your preterm labor, rest a ton, and stay off your feet :)