A soldier sitting on the ground, glued to his phone showing various emotions was the scene for some passengers at Dallas-Forth Worth airport. Specialist Brooks Lindsey was at pre-mobilization training in Fort Bliss, Texas preparing for deployment to Kuwait with the Army National Guard.
While in training, his wife Haley went into an emergency induction back home in Brandon, Mississippi. She called the Red Cross to send her husband an emergency message because soldiers are typically sent home for births only if the mom or baby is in an emergency situation such as theirs.
However, a delayed flight caused Lindsey to be sitting at the airport watching things happen on FaceTime via his mother. Without his first flight delayed he wouldn't have been able to see what was happening. When the Doctor realized the patient's husband on FaceTime, she made sure he saw everything.
His wife told Love What Matters,
"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! Brooks then went on to say that they were making him board and needed to get off as soon as she finally started to crown and all I remember was my Doctor screaming ‘Don’t let him board the flight! She’s here! She’s here!’ So, the airport personnel let him sit there and watch till it was over!"
Watch the Facebook video below posted by one of those bystanders with the caption,
“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 every day and the sacrifices they make.”
This is a great reminder to never forget about our soldiers who serve us and the sacrifices they make.