Saturday 22 October 2016

Pic: See the moment a soldier for the Irish Defence Forces meets his baby daughter

Published 12/10/2015 | 14:03

The adorable snap shows soldier James McCormack meeting his baby daughter Isobel for the first time.

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Linda McCormack is "thrilled" that her husband James is back from a six-month deployment in Syria, but there was a surprise waiting for him when he got home!

"She's our first baby....  We thought he'd be home for the birth (but) she came two and a half weeks early".

Luckily, all went "perfect" for little Isobel and she eagerly awaited James' return to finally meet this man called 'Daddy'.

Linda's sister snapped the above picture of the "very emotional" meeting between father and daughter.

"I am thrilled to have him home", Linda told, "and he's delighted to be home to see her".

Isobel will not have to wave goodbye to Daddy anytime soon as he is now stationed at home in Ireland.

"He gets to stay, thank God... and I get to get some sleep!", Linda joked.

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