US Naval Officer Gets A Big Surprise When His Aircraft Carrier Docks In San Diego

A US Navy sailor had a big surprise when his aircraft carrier docked in San Diego this past week. After reuniting with his wife and family, his wife surprised him with some news – she is 8 months pregnant with their fourth child!

Petty Officer 1st Class Chris Daugherty, a Navy cryptographic technician, returned to the U.S. on June 23 after a six-month deployment on board the USS Carl Vinson.

Upon disembarking, Daugherty’s two daughters and son rushed over to greet their uniformed father. He hugged his little ones, who were clad in mini sailor outfits, while his wife, Natasha Daugherty, hung back, smiling.

She hid her stomach behind a large poster decorated with blue hearts and red paint spelling out “Welcome Home Baby Daddy.” When Chris reached out for a hug, Natasha tossed the poster aside to reveal her nearly eight-months-pregnant belly.

The big reveal was captured on cellphone video.

In the sweet clip, Chris drops his arms and looks down at his wife’s belly. Eblazoned on her shirt are the words, “I am the present my daddy gave my mommy before he deployed.” After a shocked pause, he pokes her belly and asks, “Is it real?”

While onlookers smile and laugh, Chris embraces and kisses his wife.

“Wanted to say thanks to my amazing wife Natasha for the awesome homecoming weekend she planned,” said Chris, in a Facebook post. “I couldn’t have asked for a better one, and it was great news finding out we will be welcoming a new baby girl soon.”

The couple lives in Temecula, California, just north of San Diego County. Together, they have three children, a 10-year-old son, a 4-year-old girl and an 18-month-old toddler. Now, baby No. 4 will join the family.

Natasha used emojis and careful placement of herself and other people, including her daughter, to hide her growing belly in pictures that she sent to Chris while he was deployed
Natasha used emojis and careful placement of herself and other people, including her daughter, to hide her growing belly in pictures that she sent to Chris while he was deployed
At his homecoming party, The Daughertys revealed that the baby, due in August, will be a girl
At his homecoming party, The Daughertys revealed that the baby, due in August, will be a girl

On Wednesday, Natasha told NBC 7 that the hardest part of keeping her pregnancy a secret from her husband was the worry that came with thinking that something might happen to Chris during the deployment, especially as tensions rose with North Korea.

“As soon as we started having trouble with North Korea, I became worried,” she said.

The USS Vinson deployed on Jan. 5 as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of the U.S. 3rd Fleet into the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The strike group also patrolled the Korean Peninsula after North Korea began testing ballistic missiles. North Korea called the dispatch of the U.S. aircraft carrier toward its waters “outrageous.”

The Secret Ingredient To A Happy Life? Becoming VEGAN: Tibetan Monk Dubbed ‘World’s Happiest Man’ Says Eating Meat Is The Reason We Feel Unfulfilled

When a vegan tells you that it’s a good idea to stop eating animal products, you may ignore the advice. However, when this advice comes from a former genetic scientist, you may start to take note. Matthieu Ricard, now a Tibetan monk, has shared a video which was made for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), and he is of the opinion that veganism is good for everyone.

“I am extremely concerned by the fate of the 8 million other species who share this world with us, and who, like us, wish to avoid suffering and live out their lives, ” Ricard said in a Facebook post.

“When you ask people if they are in favour of justice and morality, everyone will say yes. Do you think you could then ask that it’s just and moral to inflict unnecessary suffering on sentient beings? Everyone will say no.”

“And that’s exactly the case, because today this suffering is not necessary. If you love animals, watch and take action.”

Enlightened: Matthieu Ricard insists the psychological benefits of sparing animals matches the health pros and should be adopted by all
Enlightened: Matthieu Ricard insists the psychological benefits of sparing animals matches the health pros and should be adopted by all

There are 521,000 vegans in the UK, with some 1.68 million of people being vegetarian!

Ricard insists that not are the benefits good for the health, but also psychological problems which are associated with meat eating. The 71 year old monk, who is a close confidante of the Delai Lama, says he feels concern for the 8 million creatures who also want to live out their lives in peace and quiet.

Ricard said that a World Health Organisation study showed that eating meat increases the risk of some cancers. Eating meat means that we suffer, the animals suffer, and so does the environment. True happiness only comes when we as humans stop causing pain to others, and that includes animals.

“The animals suffer, the environment suffers and we suffer,” he adds.

“True happiness can only be attained when we avoid causing pain to others, so please become vegan like me.”

Popular: There are 521,000 vegans and 1.68million vegetarians in Britain - more than ever
Popular: There are 521,000 vegans and 1.68million vegetarians in Britain – more than ever

French researchers have also said that asthmas sufferers are more affected when they eat meat, as the nitrates in processed meats may cause added inflammation of the airways.

Paul Brousse Hospital in Paris studied 971 people and monitored the eating habits, compared with shortness of breath and other asthma symptoms. 22{a30e0c09ff70771d4c2559ca452283db427b609927687ae1d17157c286cad949} of those who ate processed meat four or more times a week, saw an increases in their asthma. Meats that were used in the study included ham, sausage and dried sausage.

Guidance: The World Health Organisation has previously advised that eating meat can increase the risk of developing colorectal cancers
Guidance: The World Health Organisation has previously advised that eating meat can increase the risk of developing colorectal cancers

Richard Davidson, a neuroscientist, wired up Ricard’s skull to monitor brain activity. The results were amazing when Ricard was meditating on compassion. The level of gamma waves, which are linked to attention, learning and memory were the highest ever reported in neuroscience literature.

Another interesting fact that came to light was when the left side was scanned, it showed an abnormally large capacity for positiveness instead of a tendency towards negativity, which may explain why Ricard is literally the happiest man in the world.

Source: Daily Mail