“My now husband was 20 when we got pregnant with our son, Xander.
I was a struggling addict for years and when we met he was my PCA when I was in the hospital. Somehow, even as young as he was, he saw through to the person who was not just a junkie and tried pulling me out.
At 8 months pregnant I was arrested and sent to prison for 21 months. Xander picked up our son from the hospital the day he was born, took him home, and cared for him.
He got a good job, moved out of his moms house, and was a single dad for 21 months. He became a man during that time. He stepped up. He went from a kid who just played Xbox to a hardworking, single father.
I’ve been clean for four years now, we just got married and had our second son. He’s an amazing father and husband and I just wanted to appreciate him for a minute.”
– Julie Walter
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