Every single year at the end of May, people all over the United States commemorate and pay their respects and gratitude for the American soldiers who have died while serving in the military.
People who serve the country are not just putting their own lives at risk, but they are also risking their future and the pain that their respective families will go through if something happens to them while deployed. Last Memorial Day weekend, a widowed wife expressed her love for her fallen soldier husband by sharing the newborn photos of her baby with her late husband’s brothers in battle, continue reading to find out more about this heartfelt story.
Wife Shares Emotional Photoshoot of Newborn Baby With Her Late Husband
It takes up so much bravery to become someone who would protect your country, but it takes so much courage to become a father you always wanted to be. 25-year-old United States Army Specialist Christopher Harris was deployed in Afghanistan when he got a FaceTime call with his wife and surprised him with not just one but two positive pregnancy tests along with an adorable hand-made onesie with the words “Chris You’re Going To Be A Dad”, Britt Harris, his wife of less than a year broke the news to her husband that she is six weeks pregnant.
Chris turned out to be an only child himself and have always wanted to be a father. He also considers his fellow military men as his brothers especially those who are in the 2nd Battalion, 504th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, and the 82 Airborne Division, and of course, they treat him one as well. As on as he saw the onesie that indicated his wife’s pregnancy, he immediately teared up and shared the amazing news with his friends. His wife said that being a father is one of the biggest goals he has in life.
Unfortunately, a devastating news reached Britt just a couple of days after she told her husband she was pregnant. It was on August 2017 when two soldiers have died in Afghanistan when a suicide bomber attacked the NATO convoy they were traveling in and U.S. Army Specialist Christopher Harris is one of the soldiers who died. In an interview with People magazine, Britt Harris revealed how devastated she was when she found out about the death of her husband.
She explained how she was physically, emotionally, and mentally hurt to the point that she does not feel like eating anything. However, she managed to bring herself back up to make sure that she takes care of herself for the sake of her unborn child because that would what her husband want her to do. She devoted herself to make sure that her husband’s presence would live through the journey of their child’s life.
Because of how much her husband considers his fellow soldiers as his brothers, she made sure that they become a part of their daughter’s life, just like how they became a part of her gender reveal. Britt gave birth to a baby girl named Christian Michelle on March 17, she even did a heartfelt photoshoot with her daughter with her late husband’s uniform as a reminder that they will always be with them.
Army Family Poses With Fallen Soldier’s Baby
For the very first time, late Army Spc. Chris Harris’ two-month-old daughter met her father’s brothers in the military after her mother planned a very special photoshoot with them. Britt and the soldiers who just got back from being deployed in Afghanistan did a heartfelt photoshoot at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden. Britt wants her daughter to realize once she grows up how much her father’s comrades care for her and her dad.
Harris explained how they have been a part of her daughter’s life the moment her husband announced that he is having a baby. She wants her daughter to know that no matter where the army goes, they all came together for her and as a tribute to her dad whom they consider as family.
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“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” For those who have lost a soldier, everyday is our Memorial Day. Each day I mourn my Christopher but today we remember, honor, and show our pride for him (and all the others that have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country) together. Today we show unity in how we express our love. Today we think a little longer about those we’ve lost. Today we appreciate our freedoms a little more. Today has new meaning to me as I feel it on a much more personal level. And today I am even more proud of my husband. “Only the dead have seen the end of war.”
TTwo-month-oldChristian is wearing a onesie that says “My Daddy’s My Hero, along with her dad’s dog tags. Britt revealed that she is indeed grateful for the support she and her daughter had received and is sure that her husband is happy looking over them.