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Mom Breaks Down When She Realizes Military Son Is Home for Holidays

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Home for the holidays — it’s a phrase we often use this time of year. Songs like Bing Crosby’s “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” play softly over the radio, while Hallmark movies portray happy families together for the holidays.

Sadly, not everyone can be together this time of year. Those deployed with the U.S. military may not even see a Christmas tree at all.

Programs like Stockings for Soldiers and Operation Care Packages help bring home and the holidays to the brave men and women overseas.

Still, any soldier would probably tell you that if they could, they’d be home with their loved ones during this special time of year.

One soldier was thankfully able to surprise his sweet mom just in time for the 2017 holiday season. Austin Pearson had been stationed with the U.S. Army in South Korea for several months, according to NewsFlare.

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He applied for leave but was originally denied, making 2017 the first year that Pearson would not be with his family for Christmas.

But an early Christmas gift was in store for Pearson and his family back home. After reapplying for leave, the soldier’s wish was granted.

His reunion with his mom, Teresa Pearson, was captured on video. Clips were shared on social media, showcasing the surprise.

What began as a FaceTime chat on October 1, 2017, ended with hugs and tears of joy. Newsflare reported that Teresa had just ended the video call with her son before he gave her the biggest present ever.

Watch as Teresa sits, unaware of who is behind her. The joy on her face will make you want to hug your nearest loved one.

This moment is priceless. At first she thinks he’s the server delivering her food. When she realizes who’s really there, her shock is worth everything.

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As a mama myself, this video made me tear up and reminded me of what is truly most important during this season.

Let’s all remember to take a moment to slow down during the holidays. To really soak in the time we spend with those we love.

We wish Austin and his family a happy holiday season in 2018. Even if they can’t be together again this year, we know this son is always in his mother’s heart.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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Arizona
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English
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