Among the many sacrifices that soldiers make to serve the United States, leaving their families behind is certainly one of the most difficult.
Children, especially, have a limited understanding when it comes to comprehending why their mothers and fathers aren't home with them. That's exactly why the video that follows is so touching. As you'll see, one little girl in West Valley City, Utah, had a very special birthday surprise when her father, Sgt. Adam Page, who had been deployed in Afghanistan, showed up at her kindergarten classroom.
The incident, which was captured on video, shows five-year-old Baylee presenting a poster board to her teacher and classmates. On it, there are pictures of everything the little girl loves -- chocolate, hot chocolate, chocolate sundaes and her father, among other individuals and items.
Deseret News has more:
While she was talking about dad, he walked into the classroom, but she didn’t see him at first. When she did, she could not hold back the tears of joy. She ran to him and gave him a big hug.
“That’s my only birthday present I wanted is you,” she said while wiping tears from her face.
She kept asking “How did you ever make it, Dad? How did you ever make it?" [...]
“I really missed you,” she told him, and then hugged him again.
Luckily, the little girl will be able to see her father much more moving forward, as Page has been redeployed to Utah. This will be the first time he has lived with his family since young Baylee was born.
(H/T: Deseret News)