It’s not easy coping with a deal loved one far away, possibly even in the face of danger. For 5th grader Hailey Lawrence and her 7-year-old brother Kayson, being without their dad was tough. They would always play games and spend time with dad everyday, but after he was deployed serving the Kansas National Guard and serving in Africa for a year, they felt incomplete without him.
But they weren’t aware of “Operation Surprise”. The school teamed up with mom to give the kids a surprise they deserved. As the kids sat in class, their dad walked in. Hailey didn’t realize it at first while all her classmates were in shock, but a few moment later she stood up, ran over to her daddy and broke down in tears.