Soldier Goes On Leave To Meet Newborn Daughter, Walks In Hospital Room And Freezes In Place
family bySasha Alonzo 2/10/2017
Jake and Chelsea Osborne found out in September that their lives were about to change. The news was very exciting!
As a military wife, Chelsea Osborne was used to her husband missing important events that occur in the family. Month after month passed by while Chelsea hoped Jake's return would come soon - this time for a very important reason.
Only one month after Jake and Chelsea learned they were expecting their first child, Jake was deployed. Sadly, he was expected to be gone for months.
Jake spent every day after he was deployed imagining the journey his wife was taking on without him. As the baby's birth drew nearer, it became increasingly apparent that he would not be home in time to be by Chelsea's side.
Instead, Chelsea put on a brave face and planned to go into labor without him, but with the support of Jake's sister and Chelsea's family. Without any way of knowing Chelsea's situation, Lieutenant Jake's commander approached him with news.
Suddenly, he was told by his commander to pack his bags. Jake was floored!
"Within two days they had me on a flight," said Jake. On the way home, Jake got the call from Chelsea that turned his world upside down - which is evident in the way he reacted at the hospital.
With a tear in her eye, Chelsea placed baby Paisley into Jake's arms for the first time and there's nothing more heartwarming. It was a beautiful moment when this new family reunited after months of being apart.