She Thinks Her Military Son Coming Home For the Holidays Is Exciting, But He Has a Big Surprise For Mom

Eva’s daughter in-law Miranda and son Donny opted to keep the adoption of their new daughter Melissa, whom they nicknamed Lily, a secret from family members. Miranda told WTHR “We hid our secret for almost 10 days before we could fly home.”

“We chose not to tell our families due to so many unknowns,” Miranda said. “We wanted to protect our hearts and theirs. We were taking a huge leap of faith. Once the baby Lily was officially placed with us, to become our daughter, we decided that it was not the type of news to be shared over the phone.”

Miranda and Donny decided they needed to fly home to Franklin to surprise their family in person, and it’s safe to say from the video below that their mission was accomplished!

“Neither of our families thought we were coming home for Christmas, let alone bringing a baby,” Miranda said. “They were shocked, enamored, in awe and in love simultaneously.

“We are so blessed by Lily, her birth parents and our families. It will be quite the Christmas to remember!”

So awesome! Grandma Eva’s reaction is truly priceless. Check out Eva finding out she’s a grandma for the first time in the video below, but have your tissues handy because you’re guaranteed to shed a few tear of happiness.


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Kelli is a Lead Writer at Hot Moms Club. She's a Canadian living in the US with a longstanding love affair with entertainment news and celebrity gossip. She has written about it for some of the most popular websites in both Canada and the US including Entertainment Tonight Canada, I'm Not Obsessed and Babble. When she's not chauffeuring her 4 kids back and forth to the rink for various hockey and figure skating activities, she can be found glued to Netflix or reading a great book.

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