Soldier Sitting In Airport Watches Birth Of His Child Over The Phone

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Hundreds of thousands have shared the anticipation and ultimate joy of the arrival of Army National Guard Specialist Brooks Lindsey’s first child, Millie Fritz Anne Lindsey with wife Haley.

He Hadn’t Planned On This

Don’t worry. All these people weren’t jammed in the delivery room. The event took place as Spc. Lindsey sat leaning against a wall in the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport. The first-time father was watching his wife deliver via FaceTime, but not by choice.

According to Love Matters, the hospital wanted to induce the Lindsey’s baby two weeks early because the baby was under stress. His wife, Haley, called the Red Cross immediately to ask per military protocol to send her husband home for the birth.

By Friday at 7am, Haley’s water broke, just three hours before husband, Brooks, arrived at the airport to board his flight. That’s where his plans became derailed.

Flight Was Delayed

The soldier’s flight which was scheduled to take off from Dallas at 3:55pm was delayed to 5:45pm.

“Without that delay Brooks would have been in the air and unable to FaceTime!” Haley explained.

“Brooks was telling me it was okay, and I was doing so good and I heard him wincing and saying ‘Wow!’ through my pushes. I could hear people in the airport talking and cheering!”

When the overjoyed father finally completed the trek from El Paso to his hometown of Brandon, MS, he raced to the hospital to join his wife and newborn baby girl.

“I Can’t Believe We Just Had A Baby!” 

“When he walked in at 7:20 it was just Millie and me. He picked her up and held her for five minutes and kept saying ‘Wow, I can’t believe we just had a baby’,” Haley recalled.

Never Forget The Sacrifices

Tracy Dover, who was awaiting the same flight as Lindsey, captured the emotional moment and shared on Facebook adding a personal comment: “This Army soldier was on my delayed flight home yesterday to MS. He had to watch the birth of his daughter on FaceTime. He was crying and our hearts were breaking. We all gave him space. When we heard the baby cry, we all rejoiced for him. I wanted to share this because I never want us to forget about our soldiers who serve us everyday and the sacrifices they make.”

The post has gone viral since its original posting. Hundreds of thousands have viewed baby Millie making her entrance into the world.

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