Military mom pulls off touching surprise for son after year overseas

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio -- A mother who has been in the Middle East for nearly a year on military duty pulled off a surprise that had her son literally jumping out of his chair earlier this week.

Petty Officer Julie Workman, who has been deployed in Bahrain since January, planned the surprise for her son at the SouthPark Mall Tuesday.

In a video posted on the mall's Facebook page, her son is seen sitting on Santa's lap for a photo. Workman walks up from behind, and, after a stunned moment of surprise, he leaps out of the chair and into her arms.

The post said: "Petty Officer Julie Workman surprised her son last evening at SouthPark Mall’s Ice Palace. She’s been deployed in Bahrain since January 2016 and this heartwarming reunion shows how much she was missed. Wishing you loving reunions all season long. Happy Holidays!"

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s