Indy pastor Davey Blackburn remembers late wife Amanda on due date of second child

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Indianapolis pastor Davey Blackburn is remembering his late pregnant wife Amanda after what would have been her due date this week.

Her second child was due to be born Wednesday. Instead of celebrating the birth of the child, who was already named Evie Grace, Davey mourned the death of his wife and the unborn baby girl.  She was shot and killed inside her home during a home invasion on November 10, 2015. Their son Weston was in his crib when it happened.

He posted a photo of a letter on Instagram Wednesday, written by Amanda to Weston titled, “Weston, I want to tell you about your daddy.” He said the letter gives him strength and inspiration to “keep being a good dad.”

He tells Evie Grace he loves her and can’t wait to see her and Amanda again one day. His post can be seen below:

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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!

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“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!”

Jalen Watson, 21, Larry Taylor, 18, and Diano Gordon, 24, face murder and burglary charges in connection with her death.

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