Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Let me just start off by saying I love surprises! And I especially love when I can get my son William who always ruins every surprise!
My son Justin is in the Marines. He's getting ready to deploy for Afghanistan. He's been gone since February in training. My other son, William, is in the Air Force. He's been deployed to Africa since February. So the brothers haven't seen each other in 5 months.
I found out a couple of days before July 4th that Justin was going to have a 96 hour leave but we live too far for him to come home. His girlfriend and I drove to Camp Lejeune, NC from Pennsylvania to see him. It occurred to me that my son William would be returning to the states from Africa and had a 10 hour layover in Virginia.
So you know what I did! I drove to Camp Lejeune, picked up Justin, then drove to Virginia to surprise William at the airport. He knew I was coming, but he had no idea Justin was going to be there. Talk about surprised! The brothers were glad they got to see each other since Justin won't be home from Afghanistan until next year. I drove a lot of miles, a lot of hours, but it was worth it! Gotcha,William!