Soldier returns home from Kuwait, surprises daughter

Mother returns from Kuwait, surprises daughter at school
Updated: Apr. 26, 2018 at 5:22 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A mother and daughter had a heartwarming reunion Thursday morning after a year apart.

Deirdre Finch is a human resource specialist in the United States Army National Guard, and she'd been stationed in Kuwait since 2017. Her third grade daughter, Madison, eagerly awaited her return.

"She's been waiting on me to come home since I left," Finch said of Madison. "So I figured I'd surprise her."

Surprise her she did. Finch only told her parents, her brother, and a few friends when she was coming home, and they all helped keep it a secret for her.

"It's been a long time, and I've been waiting for this moment and it's finally here," she said.

And what's it like seeing her daughter after so much time?

"Priceless," Finch said with a smile. "I missed my baby so much."

Madison said she is excited to have her mom home, and she is ready to spend time with her.

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