Military life is hard on everyone involved. While it is, of course, difficult for the soldiers who are deployed away from their families and facing unknown dangers, it is also a challenge for those they leave behind.
Ten-year-old Iliana Morski knows this firsthand. Her dad, Army Captain Eric Morski, was deployed in Nepal for about six months.
With the time difference, finding good times to talk was tricky, but they made it work. Often, Eric would FaceTime Iliana as he was eating dinner and she was having her breakfast.
With the holidays coming up, Iliana’s only wish was that her father could be home for Christmas, but she knew that it probably wouldn’t come true. Her father had an important job to carry out.
One night, Eric FaceTimed with Iliana before she went to sleep. She sat on the edge of her bed as she talked, but all of a sudden her eyes grew wide as she noticed something familiar in the background of the video.
Behind her dad was a couch that looked just like the one in their living room. Then, she noticed her dog walk through the shot.
Iliana shot out of bed and raced out of her room and down the stairs.
“Daddy?! Daddy?!” she shouted as she searched for him.
When she finally found him, her reaction was so sweet that even her tough military father broke down in tears!
We’ll never get tired of seeing these sweet reunions!
We’re so happy Iliana got to spend the holidays with her dad!
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