Joy as Bradley Morcombe and wife Anna share pregnancy news
DANIEL Morcombe's twin brother Bradley and wife Anna have told the world they are having their first child.
The good news comes barely a week after Daniel's killer, Brett Peter Cowan, exhausted his appeals against his murder conviction.
The baby will be the first grandchild for Bruce and Denise Morcombe.
"We are both ecstatic about the prospect of becoming parents," Bradley told Australian Women's Weekly.
"It's something we have dreamed about for a long time.
"But for me, there's not a single day that I don't think about Daniel. I know that Daniel is still with me, in my heart and in my thoughts. And he always will be."
The news prompted an outpouring of support on The Daily's Facebook page.
"I'm so proud of your family, there's is not another family in Australia that deserves some good, exciting news in their lives," Valerie Atfield wrote.
"Yay some joy for this family at last. Congratulations," Joan Johnston added.
Bradley and Anna have known each other since high school and married on the Sunshine Coast last August.
Bradley had his older brother Dean as best man and both wore pictures of Daniel for the ceremony.
They don't know the sex of the child, but Anna has a strong feeling it is a boy.
"I couldn't think of anything more fitting after everything that everybody has been through," she said.
The news was announced on Saturday night during the 11th Dance for Daniel in Brisbane City Hall.
Bruce Morcombe described the night as the best yet.
"It is just amazing the growth and the strength of the foundation," he said.
While fundraising was the "advertised" point of the event, it was very much a night of education, awards and recognition of the volunteers, ambassadors and community members dedicated to child and family safety.
Videos made by children from schools across Queensland were screened to show how the Morcombe Foundation's work was reaching the next generation.
Mr Morcombe said showing people the work the foundation had done brought reactions of surprise from some of the 500 guests.
"A lot of people reached out to us and said 'I didn't know you did that - how can I help?'."
Future plans included producing more videos to be included in the Keeping Kids Safe resource kits.
Topics would include educating parents and grandparents about internet safety.
"Too often the parents or grandparents don't know what kids of grandkids are up to," Mr Morcombe said.