You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myAJC.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myAJC.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myAJC.com.

Heart-warming video of military dad meeting baby girl for first time


A military dad finally got to meet his 4-month-old baby girl for the first time after returning from a 6-month deployment overseas.

>> Read more trending news

Sgt. Scott Cartwright met 4-month-old Jacqueline Eloise at John Glenn International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, Monday as his troop returned home from Kuwait.

“It was overwhelming. I still haven’t wrapped my head around it yet,” Cartwright told WSYX.

He and his wife, Elizabeth Cartwright, have a 2-year-old daughter, Nora, whom they adopted when she was 7 months old.

They were surprised when Elizabeth learned she was pregnant just after Nora’s first birthday.

“We didn’t think we were able to have kids of our own,” Elizabeth Cartwright told ABC News.

Scott Cartwright watched Jacqueline’s arrival via Skype and anxiously awaited the day he’d get to meet her.

“Honestly, when I was over there, in my head I was like, ‘How could I possibly love somebody else as much as I love Nora?’ I was worried about this. I was talking to my team about this,” Scott told ABC News

>> Related: Adorable photo of daddy-daughter tea party with Florida deputy goes viral

“But when I got to hold [Jacqueline] for the first time, and her and her mother have the exact same eyes, I was like, ‘Oh, my gosh. I see now.’”

The family plans on catching up on some much-needed time together in the upcoming weeks.

 


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Living

‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ recap: season 6, episode 15 – will Kirk ever offer up his DNA?
‘Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’ recap: season 6, episode 15 – will Kirk ever offer up his DNA?

This was posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 by Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk The never-ending saga between Rasheeda and Kirk regarding his cheating again didn’t end in last night’s episode. Kirk for unclear reasons refuses to provide a DNA test to prove Jasmine’s baby is his or not. Instead, he lawyers up and surprises...
Trump sounds off after 3 CNN employees resign over retracted Russia story
Trump sounds off after 3 CNN employees resign over retracted Russia story

President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Tuesday to sound off after three employees on CNN’s new investigative unit resigned Monday over a retracted online story regarding the Senate’s Russia investigation. "Wow, CNN had to retract big story on 'Russia,' with 3 employees forced to resign," he wrote. "What about...
Someone packed a live 20-pound lobster in their carry-on luggage

TSA agents are pros at sporting scary stuff people try to take through airport security. Like whatever this thing is. In just one week earlier this year, inspectors found 73 guns in carry-on bags (66 of which were loaded and 27 of which had a round chambered). For a while there it seemed people kept trying to get pink guns through airport...
Life with Gracie: For MJCCA league softball player, 47 years on the mound isn’t enough
Life with Gracie: For MJCCA league softball player, 47 years on the mound isn’t enough

Gene Benator’s quest for another Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta Modified-Fast Pitch Tournament softball title ended quietly on Father’s Day. After tying the game in the fifth ending, Team Benator sadly ended up on the wrong end of a 9-5 score, in a “do or die” loser’s bracket game. After nearly 50 years playing...
Joyce Bell, 47, of Lawrenceville, Ga., lost 26 pounds
Joyce Bell, 47, of Lawrenceville, Ga., lost 26 pounds

SUCCESS STORY / Joyce Bell, 47: From 158 pounds to 132 pounds Former weight: 158 pounds Current weight: 132 pounds Pounds lost: 26 pounds Height: 5 feet 5 inches Age: 47 years How long she’s kept it off: “I started in March 2014,” said Bell, who reached her current weight in June 2016. Personal life: “I have one son and I&rsquo...
More Stories