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Mom Learns She's Pregnant With 'Miracle Baby' Days After Her Soldier Husband Is Killed (VIDEO)

by Mary Fischer on November 9, 2012 at 3:32 PM

baby bumpBeing married to a man in the military is never easy, but it's especially hard when you have children and are forced to be apart for months at a time.

And that's why when Bubba Bunting came home to for a two-and-a-half-week break from his Army training with the Afghani National Police, he and his wife Nikki were thrilled to be able to enjoy some down time together with their young son, Connor.

But just four days after he returned to Afghanistan, Bubba was tragically killed by an IED. And just four days after learning of his death, Nikki found out that she was pregnant with their second child.

Watch:

After hearing Nikki talk about how badly she and Bubba wanted a second child, you can't help but be absolutely heartbroken over how close he was to learning that he was going to be a Daddy again before his life was taken away in an instant.

Even though Nikki and Bubba's second child, Cooper, is a miracle baby, it's still just so tough to think about that beautiful little boy never knowing his Daddy -- and to imagine being Nikki and giving birth to her second child without her husband by her side.

It's obvious that she's an incredibly strong woman, and it's also so wonderful that she goes to extra lengths to make sure her boys have a memory of their father. And Bubba's words to her just before he left for Afghanistan must give her a small piece of comfort -- he told her if anything ever happened to him, that he'd be ok, because he had all he ever wanted in life.

(If that doesn't make your eyes well up with tears, nothing will.)

What would you say to Nikki Bunting to try and offer her some comfort?

 

Image via Schwangerschaft/Flickr

Filed Under: fathers, military

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  • jalaz77
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    jalaz77

    November 9, 2012 at 3:42 PM
    What an amazing gift he left her. Even though he isn't physically there he is there thorough her children.
  • dirti...
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    dirtiekittie

    November 9, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    if i were to tell her anything, i would say: thank you, thank you to both you and your husband. i appreciate his service, and please know that he left this earth with love in his heart and being complete. you are an amazingly strong woman and your boys will see and learn that too. God bless you and your family, and may your hearts know peace.


  • fleur...
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    fleurdelys3110

    November 9, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    Wow, what a miraculous yet tragic story. Mrs. Bunting, I know this is of small comfort, but I want you to know that your husband did not die in vain. He is a national hero and he is watching over you and your children and future child from heaven. Good luck to you and I hope you are surrounding by many family members and loved ones.


  • Dana...
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    Dana Voelker Welch

    November 9, 2012 at 6:25 PM
    I know Nicki and she is an AMAZING woman!
  • laura
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    laura

    November 9, 2012 at 6:30 PM
    First my condolences on the loss of your husband and children's father.
    Second thank you for the sacrifice your family has made for America.
    Third. I lost a man dear to my heart last year (Army Spc. Ronald H. Wildrick Jr. K.I.A. 12/11/2011). There is so much support available for you and your children. Keep in touch with. with his friends, do videos of memories of him, keep pictures and never miss a moment to tell them their dad is a HERO .
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    lauracameron

    November 9, 2012 at 6:33 PM
    First my condolences on the loss of your husband and children's father.
    Second thank you for the sacrifice your family has made for America.
    Third. I lost a man dear to my heart last year (Army Spc. Ronald H. Wildrick Jr. K.I.A. 12/11/2011). There is so much support available for you and your children. Keep in touch with. with his friends, do videos of memories of him, keep pictures and never miss a moment to tell them their dad is a HERO .
    We found comfort in our faith in God and remind his girls and nieces and nephews that he has so much love for them.
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    Sherry Clark

    November 9, 2012 at 8:59 PM
    Always remember he is with the boys and you every where you are.
  • jessi...
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    jessicasmom1

    November 10, 2012 at 11:36 AM

    always know he is watching over you all


  • jessi...
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    jessicasmom1

    November 10, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    :-) that is valiadation he is still watching from above I lost my DD's dad (my husband) when she was 14 months old keep on going Momma .. somedays are better than others , never give up those boys need you and still make your husband proud . you live within his wishes 


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    Annjeanette

    November 11, 2012 at 1:17 PM
    Forget telling her anything: How do I send her money.
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