"Here is a video of our children getting surprised by their daddy, who came home from an 8-month deployment. Thankfully he was in the states because he was only doing training and tech school, but to children it doesn't matter where he's deployed. If he's not home, he's not home, and this was the hardest 8 months of their lives.
I had told them I would get them a present the size of a fridge if they could behave for the week. Their dad was their fridge sized present!"