A pastor whose pregnant wife was murdered during a home invasion has announced he is to remarry just after the second anniversary of her death.
Davey Blackburn's wife Amanda, 28, was alone in the couple's Indianapolis home when three men entered the unlocked front door.
She was 12 weeks pregnant when she was shot in the head as she tried to defend herself and her one-year-old son Weston during the incident on November 10, 2015. She died later in hospital.
Two of the men who entered the house left to try and get money out of her bank account with her debit cards.
Amanda and Davey Blackburn pictured before she was shot in the head during a burglary at their Indianapolis home
Blackburn described his wife as his 'very best friend' and a 'beautiful, gracious, loving woman of God'
Amanda Blackburn was shot in the head as she tried to defend herself and her one-year-old son Weston
The pastor has announced he is engaged to Kristi Monroy with the wedding due to take place in December
At the time the pastor posted a statement on his church's website where he said: 'It's impossible to communicate all the emotions my heart has been forced to process.
'I have not only lost my ministry partner and support but also my very best friend. My wife was such a beautiful, gracious, loving woman of God.'
The pastor has now announced he has proposed to Kristi Monroy, who has daughter, Natalia, on November 8 with a wedding date set for this December.
In a blog post he said he waited until a year after the death of his wife to begin dating.
He revealed he first saw his new fiancée at his Crossfit gym and finally mustered up the courage to go up and talk to her at the gym after seeing her at his church.
Larry Taylor is charged with the murder of Amanda Blackburn. He was 18 at the time of the incident
Jalen Watson pleaded guilty to one count of robbery and two counts of burglary, according to court records
'So from September until the beginning of November, I just observed this girl.
'We said maybe a dozen words to each other, mostly cordial hello's, but things got interesting when she showed up to my church one Sunday in October. You see prior to coming to church, I only suspected she loved Jesus. '
In his 4000 word blog, the pastor details how he tried to arrange encounters with Monroy, who he describes as a 'Carmel mom'.
In January, he ran into her again at the gym and told him about her life and her family.
The pastor said he was hesitant to begin dating as he has been advised that they should keep their relationship private until after the trial of the men charged in connection with the murder and burglary was over.
Diano Gordon is also charged with murder
But after checking with the prosecutor he was told there would be no impact on the case if he began dating.
So Blackburn and the woman continued dating and in August, they spent a week with his family and a week with Monroy's family.
Blackburn said the next few months were filled with talk of marriage and he then finally proposed to Monroy.
'Kristi has quickly became like a mother to Weston and Natalia, an older sister. And I have quickly fallen in love with both of them,' wrote Blackburn.
Three men, Jalen Watson, 21, Larry Taylor, 18 and Diano Gordon, 24, were charged with murder.
In October, Watson pleaded guilty to one count of robbery and two counts of burglary, according to court records.
A sentencing hearing has not been announced, according to online court documents.