Sunday, July 14, 2013

Family Loss and Family Gain

Today has been a roller coaster of a day for me. I received great news today about the birth of my niece and horrible news about my step cousin. 

This afternoon my niece Camile Blaine was born. She weighed in at 9oz 19 1/2" long. She is simply beautiful. Ashley went into labor and progressed SUPER fast. Camile was so anxious to come into this world she didn't let her momma have an epidural. Both baby and momma are doing wonderfully.

I got a phone call from my dad not much after I got the news that Camile had been born. He said my cousin Brandon got out of prison on Tuesday and that last night he had been in a car accident. He was driving his girlfriends car and crossed the median hitting another vehicle. Brandon was pronounced dead at the scene. The other person that was with him is in the hospital. The other car had an infant and three other passengers. The infants parents are in serious condition. 

It's such a sad situation. I wasn't very close to Brandon but I have known him since I was really little. He made a lot of very poor decision that ultimately led to this. I'm so sad for my grandma and John as well as Brandon's mom and sisters. If you all could send some prays and love their way it would be much appreciated.