Nothing compares to the sadness servicemen and women feel when they get separated from their families by thousands of miles. Husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, children — the list goes on.
Most military personnel miss significant milestone events back at home, but that was not the case for Cydney Cooper and her military husband, Skyler Cooper.
The couple had not seen each other for seven months. Skyler Cooper is a member of the Kansas Army National Guard and stationed in Kuwait.
Cydney, who was pregnant at the time, was expecting her husband to return home in the late spring. Unfortunately, she caught Flu at 33 weeks forcing her to give birth before her due date.
Having two other children to look after, Cydney went back home. Her twins Emma and Skyla Cooper remained in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Taking care of two kids at home and making trips to the hospital everyday must have been draining for Cydney. I was “hanging on by a string,” she said.
On 4th February, Cydney had visited her children in the NICU when she received a text from her husband. She had been texting Skyler to inform him of how the twins were doing. Moments later, Skyler entered the room with balloons and flowers in his hand.
“I was in shock. 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.” Cydney told Good Morning America.
“It was an incredible moment to see him meet his daughters for the first time,” Cooper said. “We just want to get them home now.”
The surprise did not end there; Cydney and Skyler also surprised their two sons back at home and caught it on camera.
I’m so happy for Cydney and Skyler. Every serving man and woman deserves to be with their families in special moments like this. Please share this amazing surprise to pay tribute to all servicemen.