Home from Iraq first time meeting daughter!

Missed the birth of his first born child by 6 days!

  • Tami Loving Life 5y

    Oh. Wow. Talk about taking your breath away. What a priceless photo. :)
    Congrats on being chosen for PW's Group Four!!
  • Gina Moretti 5y

    This one made me cry too. Just the most perfect moment captured forever. Thanks for sharing!
  • Keri Always 5y

    Cried when I saw this for the first time, then I found it again and am crying again.
  • Eileen 5y

    Lovely, just beautiful! I love that the wedding rings are there, the baby's arms up in the air. It's just amazing.
  • knappshotsphotography 5y

    I have tears in my eyes. What joy. I am so sorry that he had to wait that long to see his daughter. What a blessing to have her! What an incredible moment. I cannot stop saying good things about this picture. The most amazing picture ever... I pray that you win! God bless you and the troops.
  • Cheryl 5y

    You have my vote. Good Luck. I hope whoever is in this photo has it blown up and framed.
  • Tami Loving Life 5y

    Congrats on being chosen as a PW Finalist!!
  • Aidel Knaidel 5y

    PS--How is that Mama looking so good only 6 six days later?!!
  • MarianneLoMonaco 5y

    Amazing moment. This is my favourite photo. Congratulations and good luck!
  • thekammerzells 5y

    This is an absolutely beautiful picture!
  • nschmalz 5y

    i know its already been said...but. I love that both of the wedding bands are showing!!
  • Cheryl 5y

    I wish you would have won. I guess the real winner is this beautiful family to have this moment saved forever.
  • Jackie Jet 5y

    Just Awesome!
  • radiant reflections ~ kylie 5y

    an amazing moment captured.
  • Angie C 5y

    I "borrowed" your pic to put on my blog to show my - ya know- 12 readers how amazingly beautiful it is. I said that if it were me, I'd be blowign this up to a great big print and hanging it somewhere in the house! :) This is soooooo amazing. I hope you have had many more moments of great joy since this one! God Bless and thanks for sharing your husband with our country!
  • Betsy O 5y

    What a beautiful meeting captured! I hope they are all snuggling together somewhere, still.
  • Shannon Smith 5y

    What a priceless photo. I love the way the baby's arms are reaching out as if she were going to hug her daddy. So sweet.
  • Jolene McCain 5y

    Beautiful picture...my husband too is a Marine and this brings me to tears everytime i look at it the joy and pain she must fill all in one to have him there! Thank you all for your service!
  • Carrie Moloney 4y

  • Shellnort 3y

    Oh, my goodness! This just brought me to tears! What a capture you got.
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Taken on August 21, 2009
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