Editor's Note: This story was published on March 13, 2017.
DEVILS LAKE, ND (WDAZ-TV) - The surprise of a lifetime for two little boys in Devils Lake.
Ashton and Aiden Littlewind's mom, Sergeant Christina Colon, has been deployed in the Middle East for almost a year. They weren't expecting to see her for weeks.
On Monday they were told that their classes were getting together for a special activity for Dr. Suess's birthday when they got the surprise of a lifetime - their mom had come home early.
Sgt. Christina Colon: "My anxiety was through the roof. I was nervous, I’m excited, I didn't know what to think, I didn't know how they'd react so it was definitely just all kinds of thoughts running through my head."
Ashton is a 4th grader at Sweetwater Elementary. Teachers at the Minnie H Kindergarten Center brought their classes over to the elementary Monday so little brother Aiden could be there for the big surprise.