Soldier Spotted Crying in the Airport So Staff Go and Check on Him



Soldier spotted crying in the airport so staff go and check on him

On what seemed like an ordinary day at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, a soldier was sitting on the floor, looking at his phone. This modern-day warrior began to cry, and airport staff approached him to see what was going on. Suddenly, someone yelled, “don’t let him board the flight.”

The Lindsey Family


Brooks and Haley Lindsey met back in 2015. It was love at first sight, and the two fell deeply in love with each other. Brooks had always wanted to become a combat soldier, and with the support of his then-girlfriend, he enlisted to join the U.S. military.

After two years together, the couple decided to tie the knot. They wanted to have their own family, and their love was as strong as ever. That’s when they got some great news.

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Unexpected blessing


At the time of their wedding in 2017, Brooks and his new wife Haley had no idea she was already pregnant. Needless to say, they were so happy and excited to bring a baby into their family. Brooks provided her with all the support she needed, going with her to doctors appointments, and ultrasounds.

The excitement continued to grow, as time progressed, and the birth was approaching. Then, they got the news that they would be having a new baby girl, and the two were so ecstatic. It was a magical time in both of their lives.

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Called for duty


Any soldier will tell you that one of the most challenging parts of his duty is leaving family and friends behind. And for Brooks, this couldn’t be more true, since he was forced to depart to Fort Bliss, Texas, where his training took place. Shortly after that, he was assigned a nine-month deployment in Kuwait.

With a pregnant bride back home, Brooks had to face the reality that he might not be present for the birth of their baby. But he did what he had to do, and he began to get himself ready to deploy.
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It was time


Every soldier knows the meaning of sacrifice. When the day finally came for Brooks to leave his wife behind, he found it incredibly difficult. On the one hand, he was excited to fulfill his dream of becoming a U.S. soldier.

But the price was quite high at the time, with everything that was going on in his personal life. Before his departure, the couple decided to name their unborn baby girl Millie. They were both getting excited about the impending birth. Brooks said goodbye to his then seven-month pregnant wife, and he left to begin his new military journey.
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She’s glowing


One thing that provided a more relaxed time for the couple, was the fact that the pregnancy was going so well. Haley was doing great. She felt great. And the only reason for concern was slightly high blood pressure.

But that would not take away from the excitement surrounding her pregnancy. Brooks and the rest of the Lindsey family were eagerly awaiting Millie’s arrival into the world. With the due date rapidly approaching, Haley still held hope that Brooks would be able to join her for the birth. Regardless, the two were extremely excited for the future of their growing family.
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Planning the call


Haley and Brooks were well aware of the challenges of getting him home for Millie’s birth. After all, they were not the first couple to be in this situation. And many of the men do not get approval to leave their post, to join the birth experience back home.

The Red Cross only approves this in particular situations when the pregnant woman is in distress. So Haley planned her words ahead of time, before making that call.
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Not coming home


Since soldiers can’t come home unless the woman is in distress, it is a blessing in disguise. Sure, they would love to be there with the mother of their child, but they should also feel blessed that everything is in order with the pregnancy.

Since Haley only had mildly high blood pressure, it seemed that Brooks would not be coming home after all. But when Haley showed up for what appeared to be a routine checkup, everything changed in a heartbeat.
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Change of plans


At the doctor’s appointment, Haley’s blood pressure was surprisingly off the charts. The doctor was concerned that there could be a complication with baby Millie. He ran a full blood work check on Haley and sent her home to await the results.

Amidst the health concerns, Haley also realized she could use her husband’s support, and perhaps now they would approve his return. And then she got an exciting phone call.
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Who was on the line?


Haley quickly answered the phone as she anticipated the doctor’s results. The doctor notified her that her high blood pressure was affecting her internal organs. Moreover, the situation could eventually also affect the health of the baby.

As a result, the doctor told her that they couldn’t take any risks to the health of Haley and her baby girl and that they were forced to take action immediately.
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Inducing labor


The doctor decided that they couldn’t take any chances and that they had to induce labor. Haley was told to get to the hospital within one hour. Granted, she was a bit shocked to hear the news, and she felt the need to inform Brooks of the situation before she left.

So she called him, and Brooks was excited. He realized he could now have a chance to be there with her for the birth of their firstborn child.
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Getting approval


Brooks was dealing with a mix of emotions. He asked Haley to inform the Red Cross about her condition in order to get his leave approved. Haley was told to provide confirmation from her doctor, which she did as soon as she arrived at the hospital.

Now that he was permitted to join his family, Brooks had to deal with the uncertainty of his wife and child’s health. He didn’t know what to expect from the coming days.
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Getting home


The good news was that Brooks was still in Texas, and he knew he needed to get on the first flight possible. When he arrived at the airport in El Paso, he found out that he would need to have a layover in Dallas, and that all the flights were full.

He was forced to wait for the next available trip the next day at 10:00 am. Feeling helpless, all he could do was take a seat and wait to get back home to his wife.
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Better than nothing


When Haley heard that Brooks was unable to get on a flight, she was disappointed. She realized he would probably miss out on the birth itself. But since he was approved a full four days away from training, she was still happy that he was on his way home and that he would be there with her in the first few days of their daughter’s life.

Sure, it wasn’t exactly what she was hoping for, but it was still much better than nothing.
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Long way from home


At this point, Haley’s water broke, and the labor induction was progressing. Meanwhile, Brooks was still stuck in El Paso. He went through security and arrived on time for his flight. After boarding, he finally felt like he was on his way to his wife, but he was still a long way from home.

The feeling of helplessness only grew, as the birth of his daughter was drawing closer.
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Stranded in Dallas


Brooks made it to Dallas, ready to board his connecting flight back home. But another hurdle presented itself. His flight was delayed by two hours, leaving little hope that he would make it in time for the birth.

Meanwhile, back home, the doctor told Haley that the birth was imminent. Understandably feeling heartbroken and alone, Brooks’ mom Theresa had an idea to help her son be a part of the experience.
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Face TIme


As the family realized Brooks would be unable to make it in time, Teresa decided to pull out her phone and begin recording a live feed of the birth. Brooks, who was still sitting in the airport in Dallas, was now able to witness the birth of their daughter.

While he would have loved to be there with his wife, to support her and see the baby in person, this was the next best thing.
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Time to board


With the phone in front of him, Brooks immediately started to offer his support to his wife. He cheered her on as she progressed through the labor, continually telling her how great she was doing.

As time continued to pass, it became time to board his flight. But Brooks was glued to his phone screen. Suddenly, he began to cry as he was so overcome with emotion. It was then that airport security approached him.
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Don’t let him board


Brooks had missed the fact that they were calling the passengers to board the plane. Airport security urged him to board, and he finally agreed just as she was beginning to crown. As word spread, other passengers attempted to delay the flight, to make sure Brooks would be able to witness the birth, even asking the flight crew to comply with their requests.

Finally, the doctor shouted, “Don’t let him board the flight! She’s here! She’s here!”
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Blessing in disguise


When baby Millie finally made it out to the world, there had already been a crowd surrounding Brooks. Everyone rejoiced in that beautiful moment when they heard her cry for the first time. It must have been an incredibly special moment to see all these strangers so happy for Brooks.

What had initially seemed like an obstacle resulted in him being able to witness the birth of his baby girl.
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Haley and Millie are doing great


Like any other birth, the most important thing is the health of the baby and the mother. Both Haley and baby Millie were feeling great, as Haley’s blood pressure quickly began to stabilized following the birth. At birth, Millie weighed a healthy 7 pounds and 6 ounces.

And knowing that Brooks was on his way made everything that much better. The way this story unfolded is just more proof that everything happens for a reason.
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Brooks finally makes it


Needless to say, the moment Brooks finally made it to the hospital was incredibly special. He asked everyone in the room to leave so that he could have his special moment with his family. He finally got to meet his new daughter Millie.

As he held her in his arms, he said: “She is perfect.” Knowing he only had four days to be there, Brooks swiftly adapted to dad life, as he woke up in the middle of the night, changed diapers, and held her for as long as he could.
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Duty calls


Being a soldier is no simple task. They protect us all on a daily basis, often making sacrifices most of us could not imagine. After the four days came to an end, Brooks said goodbye to his family and headed back to Texas to resume his training.

And as painful as it must have been to part ways at the time, he knew he had to chase his goals of being the best soldier he could be.
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Service men and women


When people think of our troops, they immediately get a feeling of pride and respect. These are the men and women without whom this country would not exist. Beyond the risk of being in hostile territory, they are forced to deal with the hardships of being away from their loved ones.

Brooks Lindsey is the perfect example of what it means to be a soldier. A man is willing to make sacrifices for the better good of his family and country.