Renee McCune is expecting a little one any day, a baby girl. Her husband, Corporal Chris McCune, couldn't be happier.
"He's really excited to be a father," said Renee.
Renee expected Chris home from Iraq in March, about a month after the baby arrives, but as a military wife knows, plans can change.
"At first I didn't agree with President Bush's plan to send troops over there,” she said.
Renee says the president's strategy will keep her husband where he is, supporting forces in Baghdad, for at least an additional month-and-a half. It doesn't do much for her anxiety or frustration, but she sees light at the end of the tunnel.
"I'm agreeing with it, thinking he's taking a good approach, but I want my husband home as every military wife does," said Renee.
"We're very, very proud of him and very anxious for him to come home," said Chris’ mom Judy.
Judy is on board with the plan too. It makes her son a key player in the story of his generation. Success, she says, will bring him back.
"It needs to be done so that we can get a resolution and the faster we do what we need to do, we can come home," said Judy.
In the meantime a mother, a wife and soon a baby daughter continue to hope and pray for the very best for Corporal Chris McCune.