US Marine homecoming brings joy to low-spirited mom

After U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Jeremiah Lance’s dad, David, presents his mother, Amanda, with a cherish poem box engraved ‘David loves Amanda’, LCPL Lance gives his mother a spirit lifting surprise.

“She lost her first child right at the age of 2. Ever since her son (The Marine) left home to be deployed across the seas she hasn’t been the same. This Christmas was headed to be the worst ever for the Lance family with her grandmother on her deathbed. She lost her mother and grandfather few years ago as well. No cheer, or much decoration around the walls of the Lance home. I didn’t know what I was going to do to change our Christmas. My son called and said he was going to come home. With a few months to plan and friends to help this moment changed our Christmas for the Lance family.” -David Lance (Dad)