A Man Named Dave: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness - Chapter 9, Heaven Sent Summary & Analysis

Dave Pelzer
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Pelzer fears being a parent. He apologizes to Alice for the disgrace of an unplanned pregnancy and proposes to Patsy in shame. Besides his own fears about becoming an abusive parents, like his mother, he worries about Patsy's immaturity as a mother. He calls and tells his mother of the marriage; she quickly guesses the truth about the pregnancy.

Patsy and David Pelzer are married in February of 1986. None of Pelzer's friends support the wedding, including coworkers and his friends from his time in foster care. None of them believes Patsy shows enough commitment towards him. Pelzer's own childhood friend denies to stand up as best man, even as Pelzer begs him. His friend warns that Patsy only wants a financial supporter.

After the wedding, Pelzer throws all of his energy in preparing for the birth. He buys endless presents for...

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