Staff Sergeant Jennifer White, a La Vista mom on the Air Force, was deployed to Kuwait back in April, leaving her husband and three kids behind.
One of her daughters, Victoria, had a birthday on September 18th.
She said the only thing she wanted was to have her mom home.
Friday, although a few days late, her mom made that birthday wish come true.
When the La Vista Junior High principal grabbed seventh grader, Samantha White, out of class, she never guessed what was actually happening.
Her mother was surprising her after being away for nearly five months.
The two embraced.
Sergeant White says being away is difficult on the whole family.
"It's very tough, especially missing first day of schools, birthdays, big milestone for her, missing junior high, my son just started kindergarten, so I missed that," she says.
This was just the beginning though.
Next, Sgt. White, her husband, Tim, and Samantha headed to Hickory Hill Elementary.
At a school assembly, second grader, Victoria, finally got to open her birthday present with the help from her kindergartner brother, Dean.
The school cheered as it was revealed as another surprise from Sgt. White.
The family was finally whole again.
For the kids, it was a dream come true.
"She's finally home now. I can have my mommy back," said Samantha.
Little Victoria and Dean were so excited, they could hardly speak.
Their dad, felt the same way.
"I can't put words to it how wonderful it is," Tim says.
It was a reunion they'll never forget.
"It was amazing. It was just wonderful to have them back and be able to give them a hug and a kiss," says Sgt. White.
Sgt. White doesn't know when she could be deployed again, but plans to make the best of every moment she has back with her family.