"Tell me the story of your family," I asked. A simple question, but one that I knew the answer to which would make my heart smile. This dual military couple met early in their careers, traveled together, went to school together, even deployed together, and they desperately wanted a baby together. The call came in September. A birth mother in Utah chose them for a baby boy due just before Christmas. Unexpectedly, this sweet soul couldn't wait to meet his parents and instead arrived in November. They frantically dropped everything to fly out there and meet their son, stayed with him for a few days in the NICU, and then took their first family, trip by train, 55 hours back to Virginia. Mama got a lot of comments from strangers about how good she looked for having a newborn!
Years ago, her mother made this blanket for a friend's baby. Her mother has since passed away, and upon the news of this miracle baby, the friend gave her the blanket. Such a special gift!
He wouldn't let her put him down. He is so content in her arms.
He knows who his mama is. So perfect together, making silly faces at each other.
Proud daddy is so gentle and sweet.
The best Christmas gift ever. Congratulations to the three of you!
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