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Soldier surprises his mom for Christmas

South Carolina Soldier Surprises His Mom for Christmas
Kelly Geisler, a caregiver at a senior center, knew that this Christmas wouldn't be the same without her beloved son.

Michael is serving in Afghanistan with the US Army National Guard. 'It'll be OK, I'll get through it,' Kelly says positively. 'It's a lot of sacrifice, but it's important to our country. I have good days and I have bad days, but they tell me he'll have Christmas off so he can call home on Christmas Day.'

Then, the phone at the senior center rang. As she went to answer it, her son walked in. After Kelly got over her shocked delight, she yelled 'how did you do this?!' and cried very, very happy tears.

Thanks to Michael -- who wasn't due home until February -- Kelly will really have a Christmas to remember.

Michael says that after spending some time at home, he will enlist in the army full time.

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ajgrosm December 20 2013 at 11:16 AM

As someone who was serving in South Korea on Christmas day I can relate more than most to what this would mean to a loved one to have a son or daughter oir spouse home for the holiday.

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anwrose ajgrosm December 20 2013 at 1:27 PM

Thank you for your service and Merry Christmas!

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zygi & paris December 20 2013 at 8:19 PM

Some people don't look surprised. She actually was surprised. Good for her.

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FLORANCE December 23 2013 at 6:33 AM

a verse in the bible says WAIT.

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hdmcusmc December 20 2013 at 8:31 PM

Thank you for serving Michael. All I want for Christmas is my daughter home from Fort Riley, KS. I will see her in June, but still it would make it so nice. I can't even put up my tree this year, nor do I want to. Merry Christmas Michael and Kelly!!! GOD BLESS YOU BOTH.

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kskilodge December 20 2013 at 9:48 PM

So wonderful! My son is in the US Army too. God bless them!

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chanell 44 December 20 2013 at 10:18 PM

MERRY CHRISTMAS , MICHAEL AND TO YOUR MOM ,,MY SON NAME IS MICHAEL ALSO ,,,,,,,GOD BLESS YOU BOTH, ENJOY EVER MOMENT ,,,,,,,,,,,,,LOVE JANELL

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DEBORAH December 20 2013 at 10:59 PM

Gets me everytime.

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sgregg38 December 21 2013 at 1:17 AM

That was great!!

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MrsJaz December 21 2013 at 1:42 AM

God Bless and Merry Christmas !! Michael... thank you for what you do for us...

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BLIZZARD-OF-AHHS December 21 2013 at 6:29 AM

wow,that just made my day

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