Woman Learns She's Having Triplets After Husband Dies

Babies are always considered to be the best gift a family can have. However, would you still have the same feeling when you find out you're expecting not one, not two, but three babies a few weeks after your husband dies?

Brian Hill, a retired decorated Navy veteran who served the United States countless times in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait lost his life in a fatal car accident. On the day of his wake, the most unexpected thing happened. His wife, Courtney found out she was pregnant.

"My sister is very strong," Amanda Willey, 30, of Libertyville, Illinois, told ABC News. "She is obviously going through a lot, but she has felt so much support from family and friends. "She's really keeping her head up and doing a great job. Throughout all of this, I don't know how she does it. I call her 'the rock.' I'm just proud of her. She's quite the courageous woman," she continued.

Willey also said that her twin sister married the retired Navy corpsman and Bronze Star recipient on July 14, 2012, and later had a daughter named Reagan, who is now a year old. Willey described her brother-in-law as someone who showed her sister what true love was. She said that she has never met a couple quite like them. "... just the smile on their faces, the sparkle in their eye. Anyone that was around them knew they loved each other," she described.

Unfortunately, fate has its way of turning life around. Last month, while making a delivery for a lumber company, Brian had a car accident in Oklahoma which claimed his life, leaving his wife and daughter.

Parenting.com reported that Courtney heartbreakingly told Fox 6 News that she was able to hold her husband's hand and told him that she was pregnant at his wake.

On the second of March, a month to the day of Brian's death, Courtney was taken by her mother to the hospital because she was scared she was having a miscarriage. Instead of leaving the hospital heartbroken, she left with a good news instead. She was told she's having triplets.

"I'm excited to have three more smiles that remind me of him," Hill said.

Now, alone and widowed, Courtney, a stay-at-home mom will be raising Reagan and the triplets alone. Willey set up a GoFundMe campaign for her sister last week to help her and her little babies.

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