Soldier Unexpectedly Returns Home to Wife after 2 Months, Finds Unknown Baby in Their Bedroom — Story of the Day

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A soldier comes home after a three-month absence and is shocked to find a newborn baby in his house, especially since his wife wasn’t pregnant when he left.

The baby was lying between two large pillows and it was waving tiny fists in the air. Adam walked closer and stared down at the child. It yawned at him, showing pink gums, then it started to cry. Loudly. Adam didn’t know what to do!

When Adam Harris came home from the Middle East after a two-month stretch, the last thing he expected to find on his bed was a baby. He stood in the doorway just staring!

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Adam came home after a two-month tour of duty. | Source: Unsplash

Adam came home after a two-month tour of duty. | Source: Unsplash

He knew it wasn’t his and Kathy’s. Kathy hadn’t been pregnant seven months ago, he knew that. In fact, Kathy and Adam had been desperately trying to get pregnant for six years now. They had gone through several rounds of IVF, to no avail.

He sat down on the bed, picked up the child, and jiggled it awkwardly. The baby hiccuped and started sucking on a fist. “There, there…” Adam said. Who was this kid? Where did it come from?

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Sometimes what you most desire comes into your life in an unexpected way.

Adam hummed at the kid who just kept staring at him with those squinty, unfocused newborn eyes. “Who are you?” he asked, then a quiet voice behind him said, “She’s ours if you agree…”

Kathy sat down next to Adam and kissed him tenderly. “It’s a long story…” she sighed.

Adam turned with the baby in his hands to find his wife standing there. “Kathy!” he cried. “What’s going on?”

The baby started crying. | Source: Unsplash

The baby started crying. | Source: Unsplash

“I’ve got all the time in the world,” Adam said.

“Well…” Kathy sighed. “Remember how upset I was after the last IVF treatment failed?” Adam nodded. It had hit Kathy hard, and the result had been depression and therapy.

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“A girl?” asked Adam. “I presume she was pregnant?”

“I started going to this baby shop after therapy,” Kathy explained. “I don’t know why, it just gave me hope, you know? It even SMELLED like babies. So I met this girl there…”

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Kathy nodded. “Yes, she was, about six months along,” she said. “And so young! She’s fifteen, but I only found that out later. She was trying to come to terms with the idea that she was going to be a mom.

Adam held the tiny baby in his hands. | Source: Shutterstock.com

Adam held the tiny baby in his hands. | Source: Shutterstock.com

“She kept saying she wasn’t ready, that it was the wrong time, the wrong guy. That she wanted to go to prom and college. But she also couldn’t bring herself to not have the child, or to give it away to strangers.

“Anyway, we became friends. We had opposite problems. I wanted a baby so badly, and she was so afraid to have one…”

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“Wendy,” Kathy said. “Wendy Harris. So we started meeting up for tea every week, and it was good being able to be open and honest with SOMEONE. Then one day, about a month ago, Wendy asked me if I wanted to adopt her baby. I was stunned, but she said she wanted her child to have a good mom. She thought I’d be the best mom she could imagine. She begged me to think about it…”

“What’s her name?” Adam asked.

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“Why didn’t you say anything to me?” Adam asked. “We were Zooming every other day! You could have shared…”

Kathy shrugged. “I don’t know,” she sighed. “I was afraid you’d be shocked, say no… I didn’t know if I was prepared to adopt. I wanted to know what I wanted before I spoke to you…”

Kathy was depressed by her failure to conceive. | Source: Unsplash

Kathy was depressed by her failure to conceive. | Source: Unsplash

“And then?” asked Adam.

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Adam looked down at the tiny mite looking up at him. He touched one of the tiny fists with his finger, and the baby grasped Adam’s finger with incredible strength.

“Before the baby was born,” Kathy said. “Wendy went to a lawyer and organized everything for private adoption. The baby’s father was eager to dump the responsibility, and he signed. When the baby was born, Wendy signed temporary custody to me. Today is the tenth day. From today, this little girl can be ours, our own baby, our daughter. If you want her, Adam. We can finally have a family.”

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Kathy met Wendy at a baby shop. | Source: Unsplash

Kathy met Wendy at a baby shop. | Source: Unsplash

Kathy’s eyes filled with tears. “I’ll call Wendy’s lawyer and ours,” she said. “Tomorrow, by this time, she will be our baby girl.”

Adam looked up at Kathy and grinned. “I think she has decided for me,” he whispered. “She’s picked me! I’m her daddy!”

“I was thinking…Mia…” Kathy said. “It means ‘mine’ in Spanish.”

“What are we going to call her?” Adam asked.

And she was. The next day, Kathy and Adam signed the adoption papers and little Mia was theirs forever. They finally had the family they dreamed of.

“Mia,” Adam said jiggling the baby gently. “Mia, I like it. Hey, little Mia! Guess what? You’re ours!”

When Mia was three, Kathy fell pregnant. | Source: Unsplash

When Mia was three, Kathy fell pregnant. | Source: Unsplash

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Three years later, Kathy was astounded to discover that she was pregnant and that Mia would soon have a little sister. Kathy and Adam’s happiness was complete!

  • The bonds of love are stronger than the bonds of blood. The baby’s mother was too young to care for her, but Kathy and Adam became the loving parents she needed.
  • Sometimes what you most desire comes into your life in an unexpected way. Kathy desperately wanted a baby, but she couldn’t get pregnant. The baby she dreamed of came into her life through Wendy.

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