Two families have a lot to be thankful for this year.
On Monday, two Indiana military moms made surprise visits to their childrens' schools in Fort Wayne.
Brittney Bullock had been on duty in Kuwait and Iraq for 11 months, but now the Army sergeant is back home with her girls — Natalie, Constance and Elizabeth. She surprised them at their schools.
“You flew in a plane for us?” one of girls asks.
Another local student, Alyssa White, had her mom show up to a Jefferson Middle School ceremony unexpectedly.
“I didn't know she was going to be here, so I'm like, 'What the heck?'” Alyssa said.
Alyssa’s mom, Amanda Story, had also been away for nearly a year and it wasn’t easy.
“She's been amazing since I've been gone,” Story said. “She's taken it hard, but she's stuck in there and she's helped count down the days with me ... and we're back together now.”