The priceless moment of a soldier’s father returning home to meet his newborn baby has brought tears to many eyes, capturing the raw emotions perfectly
The heartwarming moment of a soldier’s father returning home to meet his newborn baby has touched the hearts of many, capturing the raw emotions in a perfect way.
Just one month after learning that his wife was pregnant, First Lieutenant Jake Osborne was deployed to Afghanistan. It was a heartbreaking moment for the expectant father, knowing that he wouldn’t be able to be there for his wife during the pregnancy.
Once deployed, the soldier learned that he might not even be able to make it home for the birth. It felt like a long and uncertain wait, but on May 12, Osborne’s commander arrived and told him to pack his bags. They sent him home on leave so that he could finally meet his newborn baby.
Although his baby was born while he was flying home, his family made sure to capture the beautiful moment when he finally got to meet his baby girl at the Athens Regional Health System Medical Center hospital.
“I rounded the corner… and froze at the door. I didn’t know what to say. I was giggling like a little schoolgirl,” Osborne recalled of seeing his baby for the first time. “It was unreal, unlike anything I’ve ever felt.”
When he finally holds the baby in his arms, he is in complete awe. His family looks on, tears of joy streaming down their faces.
Both mom and baby are healthy. Congratulations to the new parents. It’s already evident that this baby is going to be cherished and spoiled with love.