Becoming a parent is a magical moment for anyone. It’s also the moment that your life changes in an instance.

In the lead up to the big day, some may feel that they’re completely ready. But you never know just how hard the moment will actually hit you.

This was definitely the case for soldier Jake Osborne, who was suddenly flown home one night from active service in Afghanistan.

When Osborne deployed to Afghanistan in October, it was only a month after he found out he was going to be a father.

Can you imagine all that was on his mind throughout his entire deployment? He wondered and worried about being there for the birth of his baby girl. He wasn’t sure he’d even be able to see something many people take for granted.

Thankfully, his commander allowed him to leave, and he made it just in time to meet her when she was born. His sister gave him a play-by-play over the phone until he got there. In the video below, when he first walks in and meets his beautiful daughter, his reaction is undeniably adorable.

He looks stunned as he turns the corner, seeing the love of his life and his beautiful daughter in her arms. He even admits he acted like a giddy schoolgirl.

This brave man who serves our country deserves many more days like this with his beautiful family, and we sure hope he gets them.

These moments on tape will be cherished forever and ever thanks to the people at Athens Regional Medical Center.

Just look at Jake’s reaction when he reaches the door of the hospital room where his daughter is waiting to meet him.

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