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Military Moms-To-Be Honored With Baby Shower

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DENVER (CBS4)- Military moms-to-be sometimes struggle with isolation because their husbands are often times overseas and they’re stationed in a town where they don’t have a big support system.

That’s part of the reason that Operation Homefront of the Rocky Mountains organized a baby shower where military moms-to-be can gather to meet other expectant moms, participate in baby shower activities and receive donated gifts.

Operation Homefront is hosting a military moms-to-be baby shower (credit: Operation Homefront)

Operation Homefront is hosting a military moms-to-be baby shower (credit: Operation Homefront)

“Im 14 weeks and he’ll be deploying soon,” said mom-to-be Wendy Cota.

Cota served side-by-side in Iraq with her husband. Now he’s going back overseas and she’s home with their 4-year-old and expecting a son.

“We’re sad that he’s leaving but we know that he’ll be okay and he’s doing something he loves doing,” said Cota.

Skyla Hudson is also expecting with a husband in the services.

“I’m six months along today,” said Hudson.

She and her husband were living overseas when she delivered their 4-year-old daughter.

“It was extremely hard having her in England with no family and I had an emergency C-section,” said Hudson. “It’s always hard. I know I’m coming back but it’s always hard.”

Charlotte Merriam from Operation Homefront is organizing a big baby shower for military moms this weekend.

“It’s going to be a party,” said Merriam. “We can act a little silly.”

Nothing can make up for a husband and father being absent but for a few hours some very deserving moms will be the center of attention.

“Just to know that somebody appreciates us, to know that we’re not alone,” said Cota.

Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit that leads volunteers who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors.

The military moms-to-be baby shower is Sunday, May 18 from 1-4 p.m. at the Red Lion/Radisson Hotel at 3200 Parker East Trail in Aurora.

LINK: www.operationhomefront.net

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