Tears flow from the eyes of viewers when they see military reunion videos, because no sacrifice is bigger than the sacrifice by our military to keep our country safe and secure.
Skyler Cooper is a member of the Kansas Army National Guard and has been deployed in Kuwait for the last seven months, away from his wife Cydney and their two young sons, Leighton and Corbett.
Cydney was expecting her husband to come home in late spring as she was pregnant with twin girls, according to a post on the Facebook page Her View From Home. But when she caught the flu at only 33 weeks along, she ended up giving birth prematurely with her babies Emma and Kyla, remaining in NICU.
It was especially hard for her without her husband as she had two children at home as well and she felt she was “hanging on by a string.” But things became bright for her when while sitting in the hospital with a 2-week-old baby girl in her arms, she got a text from her husband, asking how the newborns were doing.
A minute later in walked Skyler Cooper into the room, with an American flag balloon and flowers in hand, he pulled a surprise on his wife which he had been planning for a couple of weeks. She broke down crying and said, “I was in shock,” she added, “I felt like I had to almost take a breath again. I had been bouncing around so much between our boys and the girls, I was also relieved.”
They even managed to surprise their two older boys with Cydney Cooper getting all choked up behind the camera. She later took to her Facebook to pen down her feelings on all what had taken place, “1 year of crazy, 1000s of miles, 1 solo pregnancy and delivery, 48392 Skype calls, some superheroes, a few plane rides, 12 NICU days, tons of help from family and friends, and many tears later,” she wrote, “A soldier came home.”
Congratulations to the family and we pray and hope this beautiful family spends a lot of time together.