In what has to be one of the most heartwarming military reunions ever -- a Navy dad met his newborn son for the first time after an eight-month deployment.
Lt. Michael Lemmons was one of 27 dads who were waiting to meet their babies when the USS John C. Stennis pulled into the Naval Station in Bremerton, Washington. Lucky for us, his reunion with his wife, kids, and precious new addition was captured on film.
And while every single military homecoming tugs at our heartstrings, this one goes one step further -- all because of a simple yet incredibly sweet and romantic comment Lt. Lemmons made to his wife after holding his baby boy.
Take a look at the video clip below to hear what he said. You'll be so envious of his wife. I promise.
OMG. "He's perfect. Thank you."
I know those are four tiny little words, but they hold more meaning than he probably ever imagined.
(Is this a gem-of-a-guy, or what?)
Let me ask you a question -- did your husband thank you after you gave birth?
Mine definitely didn't. Or if he did, I don't remember him saying it -- and that's the kind of thing a gal tends to recall after pushing a human being out of her body.
Hell, I didn't even get a push present, for crying out loud! I know, I know, there are more important things than gifts after you have a new baby, but still -- a small pat on the back would've been nice. (Or a nice piece of new bling.)
I think the closest thing I got to gratitude was, "You baked us a good baby, honey."
(Whatever that means.)
A simple "thank you" would've been much more meaningful, appreciated, and something I would've remembered for the rest of my life. But hey, at least Lt. Lemmons' wife got to experience a moment like that. (And she certainly deserves it after having her husband away from her for so long.)
Did you get a thank-you or push present after giving birth?
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