Soldier Reunited With Pregnant Wife Hours Before Her Emergency Delivery (VIDEO)

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Megan Keeney's wishes finally came true yesterday evening when her husband, Jonathan Keeney, returned home to West Virginia after being in Afghanistan for his second tour of duty. And what made their reunion even sweeter was the fact that he'd been there since Christmas Day of 2011, so he'd missed most of the duration of Megan's pregnancy.

And after getting a long awaited hug and kiss from his wife, the first thing Jason did was put his hand on her baby bump to connect with their unborn son.

It's always emotional when a soldier returns home, but what really makes their story even more amazing is that Jonathan arrived just in the nick of time -- because Megan is scheduled to give birth tonight.

Sadly, their baby boy has been diagnosed with a heart condition, which will require him to have emergency surgery immediately upon birth. And the situation must be incredibly serious, because Megan is going to be intubated for his delivery.

Hearing the news that there was some sort of complication with her unborn baby had to be so devastating for Megan -- but to have to deal with the diagnosis without Jonathan by her side to support her? I can't even imagine.

I had a fairly easy and routine pregnancy with my son, but I still leaned on my husband quite a bit for reassurance and comfort during those nine months. I definitely had my ups and downs while I was expecting, but having him there as a constant source of support seemed to put my mind at ease and helped me relax.

It must have been so difficult for Megan & Jonathan to be apart during such an important period in their lives -- and things were probably even unbearable at times after hearing about their baby's condition.

My thoughts and prayers are definitely with them today, and it's just such a blessing that Jonathan made it home in time to be at his wife's side tonight when their son is born. Hopefully they will draw comfort from being together, no matter what happens next.

You can watch Megan & Jonathan's reunion in the video clip below.

Would you be able to handle being apart from your husband during your pregnancy?


Image via Charleston Daily Mail

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Evaly... EvalynCarnate

No. I would be absolutely blank and lost without the ole guy...

happy... happymama0609

I could handle being pregnant and him being gone. It would suck like hell, but you gotta do what you gotta do.

Marissa Torres

I went through a pregnancy and delivery without my husband so...yeah guess I could handle it. I mean, what else was I supposed to do right?

Marilynn Mays

Prayer's for u ,baby and family.......God Bless.

Laura Reichardt Moreno

Gone through 3 without him. It was nice to have him there for at least one though.

KWnav... KWnavywife

Yeah. My husband was deployed most of my last pregnancy. It sucks but life goes on and you just deal with it.

Sierr... SierraLynn

Had my entire pregnancy and delivery with dh, he was in Iraq. It sucked but it was so incredibly sweet when they met for the first time. It was an instant bond.

Tracy Fountain

I got pregnant May of 05 my husband left for Iraq Nov. of 05 my son was born Feb of 06 1 week before my husband came home for his R&R. It was hard pregnancy was ok just hated he wasn't there for the birth. But don't matter anymore we are no longer together cause of him cheating on me.

Billie Jo Evans

My husband deployed when I was 6 months pregnant with our first child and didn't return until she was 8 months old, also being my first child. Then he deployed again when our 2nd daughter was 3 months old and didn't return until she was 10 months old. It's apart of life for us, I'll always wait for my husband. Now our daughters are  3 1/2yrs old & 1 1/2yrs old and thankfully it will be a good long while until the next deployment, hopefully!

nonmember avatar RC

My little boy was 2 months old when his daddy came home from His deployment. He was able to be with me two weeks during the pregnancy during his leave. My Doctor was great, they were able to schedule an ultrasound during that time so we could find out that we were having a little boy together. It was a hard time but he was still very supportive the best he could be. I couldn't imagine having to deal with getting complication issues such as they did and being apart. My prayers go to this family!

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