While Sarah Palin and her family were aware of her daughter Bristol Palin's engagement to her once-estranged baby daddy, it is a quite different situation in the Johnston household. Levi's sister, Mercede Johnston took to her blog to describe what it was like hearing the news.
Mercede and her family have had a roller-coaster relationship with the Palin Pack, and Levi's sister explained — in full detail on her blog under a post titled "Who needs coffee when you wake up to news this shocking?" — what it was like finding out about the surprise engagement just like everyone else did.
I looked up to see that my mom was very upset, with tears running down her face, yet still trying to console my other family members who were texting her and sending messages via Facebook saying they were very upset that they had to find out about this engagement from the media and not from Levi himself. I sent a message telling them not to feel too badly since even his own mother and sister had to find out that way.
I have to say with all the odd things going on lately I definitely expected something. However I think there may be more to this picture than we are able to see right now. I guess time will tell.
I would like to take a moment to congratulate my soon to be sister-in-law and big brother.
I sure hope this is a sincere decision that you have thought through carefully Levi, and that it will bring you happiness.
I do wish you guys would take a little more time with this decision, and I certainly do not understand why you are rushing things. Unless of course there is some reason for the hurry.
I am also very happy to see Tripp in Levi’s arms again, and I do know that it will be good for him to have both of his parents back in his life full time from now on. And you know he really does deserve the best that you can provide.
I can’t wait to watch the two of you wed, I wouldn’t miss it for the world.
Bristol, if you ever feel overwhelmed with all the decisions involved with planning a wedding I would love to offer you my help. I am a very good event planner, decorator, and I have great taste.
My mother would also like to congratulate her son and soon to be daughter in law, and she hopes to see more of both of you as you plan for your big day. And obviously would also be thrilled to help plan the wedding!
We are going to be attending the wedding, right?
Throughout her post, Mercede remains a skeptic about the motives behind the engagement — I do wish you guys would take a little more time with this decision, and I certainly do not understand why you are rushing things. Unless of course there is some reason for the hurry.
Her theory is also shared by others, including media outlets, who predict the reunion between Bristol and Levi is all for the purpose of a reality show.