It was a special Valentine's Day for a fifth-grader on Long Island, whose father surprised her at school after an eight-month deployment in Afghanistan.
"My husband had been deployed for almost the a year and him and my family surprised me on thanksgiving day! I’m late to post but, here it is!! I Thank GOD for keeping him!" -Jenea
Payson Stark was so upset that her dad was missing Christmas that she stopped talking to him during their regular video calls.
Chris Shaw planned the big surprise – which Santa was in on - for his two kids, Lillian, 4, and Henry, 2, after returning from a seven-month deployment on board the USS Boxer.
For nearly half of her life, Nadya Caffey has been an ocean away from her mother.