Modern technology like video calls has made it much easier for families to stay in touch with military members who are serving overseas, but it is still hard. And the same is true for US Navy Lieutenant Michael Lemmons.
While Lemmons was overseas, his wife gave birth to their son. But Lemmons was not alone. He was with twenty-seven other crew members who all missed the birth of their babies. They were eager to be released so they could see their family again and meet the new addition to their brood.
In the touching video, you can see how happy Lemmons is to see his wife waiting for him on the dock. As soon as he sees her among the crowd, he dashes over to meet her and his newborn baby.
She held their newborn son in her arms. He was tiny, adorable, and amazing.
But Lemmons couldn’t keep his feelings in, so he blurted out, “He’s perfect. Thank you.”
Because he was not home with her while she endured the trial of childbirth, he wanted to show his gratitude toward his wife for holding down the fort at home. He understands that it is not easy to raise a family all alone.
When she heard him say how thankful he was, her eyes filled with tears, and she began to cry. She didn’t want anything else but to be noticed. She knew she was doing a lot while her husband served the country. But her contribution was also quite magnificent although it is not as visible to the outsider.
Lemmons and his wife held each other while their baby was in between them. Now that daddy had finally come home from his military service, the family unit was united and could work together to strengthen their bonds again.
Because Lt. Lemmons can never stay home for long, he wants to soak up the moments with his wife and newborn son while he can.
Because Uncle Sam needs his help very soon and Lemmons is eager to serve his country.
Viewers like you left comments on YouTube about Lt. Lemmons meeting his son.
“My husband was aboard the US Bataan when they were deployed for ten 1/2mns. They had around 150 new dads when they got home and from my understanding that wasn’t including the Marines.”