It was on Feb the seventeenth that a man in Oklahoma posted a gorgeous snap of his wife, Keri on Facebook. The photo had seven months pregnant Keri in a peaceful nap on the couch.
The man wrote a heartfelt caption and revealed tragic details of her pregnancy. He wants the world to know that his wife is incredible, and he misses her for even 5 seconds that he's out of the house.
Royce describes how his wife is carrying a baby that would live only a few days. He writes for ESPN and in one such tour met a kid, Jarrius who needed a liver transplant. The child inspired him to write this post. Jarrius's shirt read " It takes lives to save lives." Royce thinks his daughter could be that miracle.
Keri is feeling and going through everything that one goes through to give birth to a baby. Kicks, hiccups, sore feet, hurting back, milk coming in, the recovery process, and all the pregnant stuff for a baby that won't live longer after its born. But then maybe the soft snuggle of the newborn will scream out loud that all the pain was worth.
Keri was full body ugly crying when the doctor told that her daughter didn't have a brain. Just 30 seconds passed, and she says, "If I carry her full term, can we donate her organs?" The shocked doctor says, "Oh honey, that's so brave of you to say." Royce saw a goddess then and there.
Not that she just had the thought of donation. She is keeping the child full term to donate after the birth. Royce remembers many moments in his life where he thought that this woman is incredible. He feels to lucky to get her as a wife. He says he had numerous moments to feel proud of her, but this one inspired awe in him. A woman probably in the worst phase of her life finding out her baby would die soon within some seconds decides to help others. Dejected and doleful, he saw a superhero in his Wife.
Royce further writes that the idea of keeping the baby is just for donating the organs. They aren't doing it to sound any great. He says he just feels that the baby is alive and deserves to meet its parent. The donation was Keri's brain. Royce says we are almost on the finish line where we go to the hospital for birth and return without a baby, but a single touch or kiss would mean the world to them.
The man also shared a snap of the baby's perfect heart. He further mentions that people say that he wouldn't change anything. But he wants it all to change. He wants the baby to be perfect at birth. He wants to watch her blow out candles on the first birthday, bang her head on the coffee table while learning to walk, and walk down the aisle as well. He wants to change it all but can't change a thing. That's the harsh reality.
Royce also mentions Keri's relationship with their first child. He says when Harrison ever got hurt, she would ask, "Are you tough? Are you brave?" And that boy would nod and say, "I tough! I brave!" Today Royce doesn't feel the need to ask his wife. He knows. She's tough; she's brave.
Royce, at last, says that his wife is incredible and remarkable. She's cut from a different cloth. She is one spectacular woman combining wit, beauty, courage, silliness, character, and integrity. And he is amused that somehow she is his wife.