Sarah and Todd Palin weren't the only family members left in the dark about their daughter Bristol's engagement to Levi Johnston.
The news — which Us Weekly broke on Wednesday — also came as a shock to Levi's mother Sherry and younger sister Mercede.
In a blog post entitled "Who needs coffee when you wake up to news this shocking?" Mercede, 18, describes how she and her mother woke up to Wednesday's big headline.
Holding up her laptop, Sherry showed her daughter "a beautiful picture of Levi, Bristol, and Tripp on the cover of US Weekly…Not exactly the image I wanted to come face to face with when I first opened my eyes," Mercede snipes.
Sherry's response? "My mom was very upset, with tears running down her face," Mercede describes, adding that other relatives were texting and reaching out via Facebook about the startling new revelation. "They were very upset that they had to find out about this engagement from the media and not from Levi himself…even his own mother and sister had to find out that way."
But, Mercede writes, "with all the odd things going on lately I definitely expected something…I think there may be more to this picture than we are able to see right now."
Offering her and Sherry's congratulations to the couple, she cautions, "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."
Of the reunited pair's 18-month-old son, she adds, "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."
She also extends an offer to the bride-to-be: "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."
But Levi's sister isn't completely sure she'll be on the guest list. "I can't wait to watch the two of you wed, I wouldn't miss it for the world…We are going to be attending the wedding, right?"
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