Valerie’s husband John was deployed in Afghanistan during her second pregnancy. He left before the five-month mark and was not supposed to be home for the birth of their son, Axel.
When John left, he told their daughter Kaydence to help Mom out as much as possible. Kaydence was Valerie’s rock while he was away.
John’s leadership in Afghanistan worked incredibly hard to get him home in time to see his son enter the world. He left Afghanistan, but he and Valerie decided to keep his homecoming a secret from the rest of their family.
Fast forward a few months.
“John was still traveling home as I was being observed overnight,” Valerie told LittleThings.
“Kaydence had stayed with friends. When she left, she had zero clue that not only would her baby brother be here the next day, but so would daddy. If you notice, when she walks into the room, she doesn’t even see him. She’s so worried about me.”
John made it to the hospital after three days of traveling, just in time to see baby Axel being born. The video below shows the moment Kaydence not only realizes her baby brother was born, but also the fact her dad is there, too.
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