“We met when we were 10 years old.
He was my boyfriend in 5th grade. He moved after school ended, and I didn’t hear from him until we were 19. We started dating again and eventually got married at 23.
He was there for me and my dad while he slowly passed away from bone cancer. A couple years after that, we started trying for a baby. For over a year we struggled. Then finally I got pregnant!
He went to every single appointment with me. Our son was born three weeks early, April 9th 2018.
Five days after he was born, David had to rush me to the hospital because my blood pressure was at stroke level. We found out I had postpartum preeclampsia.
The doctor said if he had not brought me to the hospital when he did, I would have died that night in my sleep. I spent a week in the hospital.
During which he went back and forth from the hospital and home to take care of our newborn.
He was barely sleeping because he was caring for both of us. Our son, Jack, and David have this incredible bond because of it.
Fast forward to September/October of 2019. We were in the process of buying our first home and I found out I was pregnant again, another boy!
That pregnancy had me SO sick. I was not able to do anything to help in moving. He packed our entire house up and moved us across the state to start our new life.
He spent the rest of my pregnancy helping take care of Jack while working 50+ hours a week. He also spent his nights painting the house and getting it ready for the new baby as it’s an older house.
We had Roger in May during the pandemic. Just like with Jack, I had developed postpartum preeclampsia again. I was lucky enough to be able to stay at home but on strict bed rest. He was doing it all again.
He is an INCREDIBLE husband and father who goes above and beyond for his family.”
– Sara Birt
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