That Impossible Feeling
American Web Media
It’s impossible to describe the way one feels when they hold their child for the very first time. But for Navy Lieutenant Michael Lemmons the feeling was unfamiliar. As a matter of fact, he never even realized he was going to experience this. When Lemmons came home after being out at sea for 8 months, he was exhausted.
Ask any military family and they’ll tell you that having one of their own deployed is difficult, especially if the person is a parent. Over 40% of children in military families are less than 6 years old. That’s a crucial period in a child’s life. They rely on their parents for physical and emotional support. But when a soldier is shipped off, they must say goodbye to their family. Most don’t even know if they’ll even return in one piece. Fortunately, Lieutenant Lemmons did come home, and when he did, he realized he had the power to blow her away with a few powerful words.
The family that gets left behind doesn’t have it easy. They have to find a way to carry on until their loved one returns home. This is particularly difficult and stressful since the person has to be there 200% for their loved ones. But Michael Lemmon’s wife found her husband’s deployment more difficult because she had another man in her life.
The Hardships Of Service
The Daily Beast
Lt. Lemmons of the United States Navy understands that being in the service isn’t always easy, but the honor is too high to pass up. Plus, his sacrifice ensures his family gets to live comfortably. So, giving this life up isn’t really an option. Lemmons and 27 of his fellow crew members were excited as the USS John C. Stennis returned home. The officers would finally reunite with their families. Many even had newborn babies. But Lemmons wife, Holly was overwhelmed by his compassion!
48 Hours Earlier
Insight Medical Imaging
Holly Lemmons told her husband the news that she was pregnant 48 hours before he was deployed. As she desperately waited for her husband to come ashore, she explained, “I think we found out about the baby and that we found out that they moved the deployment up by about five months.” Holly never thought she would wind up raising her baby all on her own, at least, for the first few months. That’s when Lt. Lemmons realized his mistake.