moms whose husbands are away a lot/travel a lot

My husband who is a doc in the U.S. couldn't make it for the delivery in time,and it was our fisrt born.Needless to say I had mixed feelings...happy to hold my daughter in my arms and sad coz my husband wasn't there to share the moment with me.Tell us your story of how you coped without your husband and/or if he didnt make it in time for the delivery.Lets share and find solace if any......