Parents who serve in the military give up time with their kids every day. These are priceless moments, and one father is aware of how much it means to his girls. Chief Warrant Officer James Ring of the United States Army used to never miss the “Father-Daughter Dance.”

This time, the dance was in peril because James had to work the night of the event due to his assignment. He was stationed at Fort Belvoir in Virginia to protect a representative of the defense department.

Twins Faith and Hope, who are 11 years old, believed that this year wouldn’t be successful. The first dance their father would have missed was theirs at McKeel Academy. It was the girls’ final father-daughter dance at the school.

Families are fundamental. I’ve worked in police enforcement and the military for 19 years, so I’ve missed a lot of family activities, the military dad admitted. James requested permission from his commanding officer to attend, and it was granted.

James said, “I feel like a kid,” since he was so thrilled to surprise them. I’ve not slept. The girls dressed in beautiful blue outfits for the dance, and their mother Candi did their hair.

The girls had accepted that they wouldn’t see their father that evening. James was concealed in his uniform behind a group of pink and white balloons when the girls came. They followed their mother’s instructions to head in his direction, and as soon as they saw him, they jumped with excitement.

They all hugged one other and relished the occasion. The precious night was preserved, and the girls sobbed with pleasure. James made every effort to uphold the family custom since he understood how much it meant to his daughters.

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