Our first heart break was when we lost our first child when I was 15 weeks pregnant. I lost our baby 2 weeks before we were married. This was a very hard thing to go through at the start of our marriage. We married 2 weeks later on May 19, 2007.
On September 7, 2008 I had received a phone call while I was at work from my mother in law. she was hysterical and told me that Colin (my husband) was in a canoeing accident and she didn't know if he was ok, all she knew was that someone had drowned. Colin had gone canoeing that afternoon with 3 of his best friends. Colin and Chris were in one canoe and Stewart and Brian were in the other canoe. rushed over thinking my husband was dead. I got over there and thank God he was alive. However, Chris wasn't. There was a storm the night before so the river was swollen and there were fallen trees all over. Colin and Chris's canoe struck a tree and capsized. Colin was stuck under a tree for about 2 minutes. He told me later he thought that he was going to die but by some miracle (God) he was able to free himself from the tree ans swim to shore. He couldn't find Chris anywhere. He screamed for help and the other canoe with them was upstream and heard his screams and they ran back to help. No one could find Chris. It took two police divers 2 hours to get Chris. He became entangled in a bunch of branches and was not able to get out. Chris passed away that day. He was a groomsmen in our wedding. My husband has never been the same since that day. He lost one of his best friends and he blames himself for not being able to save him. Sometimes I feel guilty feeling this but I am so thankful that my husband survived.
Now almost four years later we got a phone call last Saturday night around 11pm. May 12 2012 Stewart had died in a motorcycle accident. Stewart had been in the other canoe when Chris passed away. Stewart was the best man in our wedding and my husbands other best friend. Stewart was just married last July and has a 5 month old daughter with another baby on the way. This is truly hear breaking. My husband is beside himself. He keeps asking how could thus happen? How it possible that I have lost both of my best friends? Colin is really upset because his commander will not grant him leave to go home for the services because Stewart is not immediate family. My husband has no siblings. Stewart is his brother, they had known each other for almost 20 years. I am doing everything I can to help my husband through this. My heart breaks for him and for Stewart's wife and daughter and his baby on he way and the rest of his family and friends. I am praying for you all and it breaks my hear that we can not be there to support you during this time. We love you all.
my husband and his band when he was younger (Colin is the far right and Chris is in the white shirt)
Colin and Chris back in the day
Our wedding rehearsal (from left: Colin, Stewart, Chris and Spencer who is Stewart's brother)
Stewart (best man) walking my sister (maid of honor) down the aisle
married (Stewart and Chris to the right)
Stewart is far right and Colin has his arms around Chris
Stewart playing with our son
Christian thought Stewart was so funny
I'm all the way to the right laughing at something Stewart said (I am pregnant with Christian here)
articles from both accidents