A family is finally back together after their mother returned home from deployment overseas to surprise her two sons.
Master Sergeant Shania Porter returned to Phoenix this week and made two special stops to surprise her sons before heading home as a family for the first time in seven months.
“To leave your kids who are used to mommy taking care, fixing meals and stuff like that, it’s completely different to not wake up and hear their voice,” Porter told KNXV.
She visited her 4-year-old son’s preschool class to surprise him, making an announcement over the intercom.
“Attention Pre-K 1,” said Porter. “I have a special announcement for a little boy that I flew so many miles to see and to tell him how much I love him.”
Porter walked into the classroom to surprise her son, Blake, who immediately jumped into her arms.
Next, the family headed to 5-year-old Blake’s school. She video chatted with him from his school’s playground. When he realized where she was, he came sprinting out of his classroom and into her arms.
Her husband is glad she’s home and is so proud of her work.
“To be the phenomenal woman that she is just being her, and to be in the Air Force, and to do everything that she does — truly, truly a blessing in my life,” said Terrence Porter.