Editor's note: This story has been updated with the correct date of the home invasion.
Wednesday was Amanda Blackburn's due date.
Blackburn, and her unborn child, were killed during a home break-in on Nov. 10, 2015. On the day that her child was to be born, May 18, her husband Davey wrote a touching message about being a father.
In an Instagram post, Davey wrote:
Today I would have been a dad of two. Today was Evie Grace's due date. Although I never met her I loved her more than I ever thought I could love a little one.
Davey has been taking care of their first child, Weston, since Amanda's death.
In the post, Davey said he reads a note from Amanda for inspiration about being a good father.
Enclosed in the envelop is a note Amanda wrote Weston before he was born. It was entitled "Weston I want to tell you about your daddy." I keep it beside my bed to pull out and read on those days I need inspiration to keep being a good dad. Today I would have been a dad of two. Today was Evie Grace's due date. Although I never met her I loved her more than I ever thought I could love a little one. I never could wrap my mind around how one could love 2 kids equally until the day Amanda told me she was pregnant again. In that moment my heart expanded to twice it's original capacity. I love you Evie Grace and I can't wait to see you and your beautiful mommy again one day. Happy Birthday, sweetie!
He said in April that he's decided to forgive the men who killed his wife.
"What I realized is that forgiveness is a decision. And it's not just a one-time decision. It's a daily decision. I have to wake up and I have to decide to forgive. And here's why I decided to decide to forgive. It's because bitterness and unforgiveness is going to be a cancer to no one else except for me. And it's going to eat me up inside if I hold on to that."
Three people, Larry Taylor Jr., Jalen Watson and Diano Gordon have all been charged in connection with Amanda's murder.
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