That haunting uncertainty of whether a loved one will return home safe from the war is excruciating.
Lieutenant Dan Haws, a dental officer in the US Navy had been serving in Afghanistan and could not be there for the birth of his baby girl.
He had not seen his family in 7 months. He had not been able to touch his wife or daughter; to kiss them, to hold them, to comfort them.
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It was not only hard for Dan, but for his wife as well as she recalls when she heard of Dan's deployment. "What am I going to do? Give birth without him?" She had to.
It was time for Dan to return, to come home to his family and his 4-month-old girl. Filmmaker, Ryan Southwell was there to document Dan's homecoming in a short film, and it is absolutely beautiful.
The film gives us but a glimpse, a peek, an insight into the lives of deployed soldiers and their families; their struggles and challenges, but also their love and endurance.
Watch this heartwarming video below to see Dan meeting his daughter for the first time and reuniting with his wife and family after 7 long months.
Do you have loved ones deployed overseas? A son or daughter; a wife or husband; a brother or sister; a parent or grandchildren? We would love to hear about them!
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