A woman in Indiana received the best Christmas present ever, and it wasn't her Air Force son, who is based in Hawaii, making a surprise visit home for the holidays. No, it was what military man Donny and his wife Miranda brought with them – a newly adopted baby girl.
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The couple, who have been trying to adopt a child for months, hadn't told Donny's mum that their wish had finally come true in early December.
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A grandmother had no idea her Air Force son was coming home for Christmas – with a baby girl
They decided that it wasn't something they could reveal over the phone, but would have to fly home to surprise Eva Goeb with her new granddaughter.
The moment that Eva realised she had become a grandmother to baby Lily was captured on video and the clip has since gone viral on YouTube.
Hearing that her son has arrived, Eva is seen running to the front door saying, "Where is he? When did you get here?"
"I have been dreaming that it was a girl, haven't I?" said Eva
"Oh my, oh my gosh, oh my gosh," Eva says as soon as she sees the newborn. "I have been dreaming that it was a girl, haven't I?"
A look of pure joy swept over Eva's face as she clasped her hands to her mouth and jumped up and down, literally leaping for joy. The grandmother then embraced her son and daughter-in-law and cradled her new granddaughter to her chest.
"Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, this is wonderful," she said, still overcome with euphoria.
"Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, this is wonderful," says the grandmother
Donny and Melissa also shared their story on their GoFundMe page, a fundraising account that people can donate to, to help contribute to the dear cost of adoption. The Air Force couple, who are based in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii, spent more than £20,000 on the adoption.
After finding out that a birth mother had chosen them, Donny and Melissa still decided to keep the placement a secret because placements can sometimes fail.
"We didn't want to tell them they had a granddaughter too soon only to have to painfully recant our announcement," they wrote. "We also did not want to share the happy news over the phone.
"Getting to watch the look on our parent's faces when they meet Lily for the first time is an amazing feeling we will never forget. Lily is blessed to know how much she was loved before she was known."