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A Military Surprise!

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!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HEALTHYN10 8/11/2013 9:55AM

    That was really great what you did! You are a wonderful mother!! emoticon
I will keep you and your sons in my prayers!

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BESCATS 7/22/2013 7:39PM

    You pulled another one off Mom !! emoticon I'm sure there has been many over the years.

A great photo, and thanks to both of your boys, for their service to our Country. emoticon

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CONFIDENTLY_FIT 7/22/2013 7:36PM

    What a fantastic mom you are!!!

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SADAPARIBHUTA 7/13/2013 4:40PM

    This brought tears to my eyes. What a great family!
Best wishes.

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MARINEMAMA 7/12/2013 7:44AM

    How wonderful!! You are such a great mama!!! Got tears reading!!!

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2BEHEALTHY2014 7/10/2013 11:17AM

    How awesome!

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PATTYKLAVER 7/10/2013 8:54AM

    How great that you did this! You're a fantastic mom!

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DAILYCHOICES 7/10/2013 5:57AM

    Thank you all so much for your comments. We appreciate your well wishes and support. Please keep my sons in prayer as they continue to serve. emoticon

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SUNSET09 7/10/2013 1:29AM

  emoticon That what Moms do! Thanx for stepping up and yes, it is worth it! They will remember this moment and I'm sure, understand what you did to make it happen! Air Power, Semper Fi! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MKRETIRED 7/9/2013 10:04PM

  You are a great Mom and have two wonderful sons. Thank you for your service guys.

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    What a fun surprise for your boys!

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USMAWIFE 7/9/2013 9:52PM

    that is such a wonderful story. I know you are so glad to see both your sons.

thank them for serving our country

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