PHOENIX, Ariz. (CBS/KPHO) -- With hundreds of Arizona soldiers coming home from serving overseas, there have seen a lot of heart-warming homecomings lately. But this might be one of the best.
It's one of those moments you want to be just perfect, the second you reunite with your kids after spending nearly a year in a warzone.
Lt. Col. Paul Aguirre with the United States Air Force says, "My son who's six and my daughter who's five have come to every opening and last game since they've been, since they were born."
Watching the Diamondbacks from Chase Field is more than just a hobby for the Aguirre family, it's a tradition. A tradition that took a backseat to dad's job this season. Aguirre says, "This is the first year we missed, because I was in Afghanistan."
Aguirre has spent the past eight months in Afghanistan. His kids think he's coming home later this week. Aguirre says, "I said they thought you guys were so good while daddy was away in Afghanistan, you guys were brave the way we talked about."
The Diamondbacks are in on the surprise. They've asked the kids to throw the first pitch in Monday night's game. Little do they know the man behind the catcher's mask is their dad.
The game starts and the kids get ready for their big moment while the fans find out who they are and who their dad is.
Emotions take over as Paul prepares for the big moment. It's the moment they've waited for nearly a year. A moment that can't be put into words, the love between a father and his children.