Soldiers have plenty of hardships during their training and while at service. However, being away from their families might be the hardest challenge of all.
Brooks Lindsey, a military man from Mississippi, nearly missed the birth of his daughter. With thanks to technology and the Internet, he was able to witness a life-changing moment. But it still speaks a lot about the sacrifices soldiers have to make.
Brooks' wife, Haley, gave birth to their daughter but Brooks nearly missed her birth.
Whenever soldiers are in service, they have to miss out on special occasions. May it be birthdays or anniversaries or even the birth of their children.
Brooks is going to be deployed to Kuwait for a 9-month tour and so he was away from his wife who was pregnant at the time. Military men are only permitted to come home for their child’s labor if it is complicated.
For a while, Brook’s wife Haley gave up hope that her husband will be home for the birth of his daughter. But her doctor called after her check up saying it was indeed getting complicated.
“I received a call from my doctor that my pressures were too high, and the baby was being stressed and I was preeclamptic,” she said on lovewhatmatters.com. She was ordered to be in the hospital in an hour to be induced.
While his flight was delayed, he was FaceTiming her daughter's birth.
Haley immediately called Red Cross to confirm the situation and have Brooks home for the birth of his child. But he was only able to book a flight for the next day. Haley thought they would already have the baby by that time.
“But at least he gets to come home for 4 days so I was taking whatever I could get,” she said.
Brooks got on a plane from El Paso to Dallas layover when he will ultimately board a plane to Jackson. He won’t be on time for the birth, but thankfully his flight was delayed.
Brooks finally met his daughter and got to spend four days with her.
Haley’s mother-in-law who was with her in the labor room began FaceTiming Brooks. At first, she attempted to hide it but Haley’s doctor realized what was going on so she ordered for her to pull out the cellphone and let Brooks see what was happening.
Watch the heartwarming video below of Brooks FaceTiming his daughter’s birth:
Groom Makes A Touching Vow To His Bride’s Daughter, Asks Her To Take Him As Her Dad
Without any hesitation, the little girl agreed.
While there is nothing unusual about a bride and groom exchanging wedding vows, one ceremony recently has recently captured the hearts of Americans. With a video footage that was released online showing the groom making a vow to his stepdaughter other than his bride, many people could not help but feel moved with the sight.
Brandon Lindenman recently exchanged vows with Anastasia Lindenman in a New Jersey ceremony that was attended by friends and relatives. However, he did not stop with his speech about his promise of forever to his bride. In fact, most people were even more moved with the next speech he delivered to his step-daughter, the 4-year-old Raina, Anastasia’s child with her first husband....
7-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Girl To Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro In Honor Of Her Late Father
Sometimes, dads don’t have to be around to be great fathers.
Climbing the highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro, is definitely a dream a second grader from Austin, Texas never thought could achieve, especially since doing so requires one to be at least ten years old. But seven-year-old Montannah Kenney proves that age is just a number.
Montannah and her mom, Hollie, were able to get a special permit to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. During spring break, Montannah successfully reached the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro at 19,341 feet despite the difficult weather conditions during her climb....
Dog Walker Has The Kindest Offer For Guy Who Just Lost His Job
An act of kindness has gone viral for its simplicity and generosity.
A dog walker has just turned into one guy's unexpected hero. The man had just been laid off from his job and needed to cancel his dog's appointments with the walker. However, he was blown away by an unexpected act of kindness that has inspired hundreds of people.
Zach Ehren and his wife Mallika Mathai always believed they were lucky when they found a dog walker for their dog Calli. The pit bull mix certainly enjoyed her regular sessions with Jon Miller, who owns Miller’s Menagerie in San Francisco. Unfortunately, Ehren had a stroke of bad luck when he lost his job. Since he was unsure abut getting a new job right away, he immediately called to cancel Calli's appointments....