Husband In Awe Of Pregnant Wife Pens The Most Moving Tribute
Our hearts go out to any family who have lost a child.
Whether through miscarriage, childbirth, illness or tragedy, there’s something about parents having to bury a child that pulls at our heartstrings.
But there’s something in this story that stands out.
Just minutes after finding out the daughter she was pregnant with would not survive outside of the womb, instead of being buried in her own misery, she immediately thought about how she could help others.
And we are not the only ones that are in compete awe at this woman’s generosity, integrity and strength.
Her husband, Royce Young penned a letter to the love of his life to detail just how proud and inspired he is of Kerri.
You see, Kerri, just minutes after finding out the prognosis made the decision to carry her child full term – to spend those few precious minutes, hours or days with her daughter, but also to donate her organs to those in need.
“I looked at her laying there, her belly big with our daughter kicking away, a daughter that won't live more than a few days, and it just overwhelmed me of how incredible this woman is,” he wrote in the post on social media.
“I thought back to the moment where we found out Eva wasn't perfect, and how literally 30 seconds after our doctor told us our baby doesn't have a brain, somehow through full body ugly crying, Keri looked up and asked, ‘If I carry her full term, can we donate her organs?’
“I remember our doctor putting her hand on Keri's shoulder and saying, "Oh honey, that's so brave of you to say." Like, how nice of you, but come on. Keri meant it. There I was, crestfallen and heartbroken, but I momentarily got lifted out of the moment and just stood in awe of her.
“I was a spectator to my own life, watching a superhero find her superpowers. In literally the worst moment of her life, finding out her baby was going to die, it took her less than a minute to think of someone else and how her selflessness could help.
“It's one of the most powerful things I've ever experienced. In the eight years we've been married (and 15 years together) I've had a lot of moments stop me in my tracks where I thought, ‘holy crap, this woman I'm married to, lucky me’ But this one was different.
“It hit me that not only am I married to my very best friend, but to a truly remarkable, special human being.”
The lengthy post has had over 5k engagements since it was posted on the weekend, and as we continue to read through Royce’s heartfelt tribute to his wife, we can understand why.
He has watched in awe as Kerri has gone through the motions of pregnancy, the good, the bad and the ugly.
And the journey has only just begun, the hardest part still stands before them.
The pair have named their baby girl Eva - meaning life. And that is certainly what she will be doing for so many.
“Donating was on Keri's mind from darn near the second we found out and while the experience of holding and kissing our daughter will be something we cherish forever, the gift(s) she's got inside that little body of hers is what really matters. Keri saw that almost instantly,” he continues.
“…There's another family out there hurting and hoping for a miracle for their baby, knowing full well someone else's baby will need to die first. Eva can be that miracle.
“I want to change it all so, so badly. But I can't. This is our reality. And there's no stopping it.
“[Kerri's] cut from a different cloth, combining wit, beauty, courage, silliness, character and integrity into one spectacular woman. And somehow, she's my wife. Not that I needed some awful situation like this to actually see all of that, but what it did was make me want to tell everyone else about it.”
If you made it through the entire post with dry eyes, then we applaud you.