Every day, military parents sacrifice time with their children. These moments are irreplaceable, and one dad knows just how much it means to his daughters. For years, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer James Ring never missed the ‘Father-daughter dance.’
This time, the dance was in peril as James’ task called for him to be dynamic the evening of the event. He was sent in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, protecting a safeguard division official.
The 11-year-old twins Faith and Hope figured for this present year wouldn’t work out. Their dance at the McKeel Academy may be the first their father missed. It was the last father-daughter dance at the school for the girls.
‘Family is everything. I’ve been in the military and in policing 19 years, and thus, I’ve missed many family events,’ the military father shared. James asked his superior for permission to join in, and it was supported.
James was so eager to shock them that he said, ‘I feel like a youngster. I haven’t rested.’ The girls arranged for the dance wearing shimmering blue dresses with their hair done by their Mom Candi.
The girls had surrendered to the way that they wouldn’t see their father that evening. When the girls showed up, James was concealing in uniform behind a lot of pink and white inflatables. Their mother guided them to head down his path, and when they saw him, they shouted with bliss!
They generally embraced and loved the occasion. The girls overflowed with emotion, and the extraordinary night was saved. James realize that it meant everything to his daughters, and he did all that he could to protect the family custom.