Eva Goeb got the surprise of her life when her son Donny and his wife Miranda came home for Christmas. Not only did she not know they were coming, but the couple had secretly adopted a daughter just ten days earlier. The dual Air Force couple didn’t want to tell anyone about the adoption in case it fell through.
“We chose not to tell our families due to so many unknowns,” Miranda told WTHR. “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.”
The surprise paid off in a big way when Eva learned she is a grandma and had her granddaughter in her arms in seconds. Lily’s birth mother was an acquaintance of someone Donny was deployed with.
Because of the love and sacrifice of her birth mother, Lily’s family is sure to have the best Christmas.
What’s the biggest Christmas surprise you have ever gotten?