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Soldier Surprises Her Children At Daycare, Return From Saudi Arabia

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It was a very special homecoming for one Texoma family. A soldier surprises her children after returning home from deployment.

Rebecca Banks is finally home after serving five months oversees in the U.S. Army. She was stationed in Saudi Arabia.

The mother of four surprised her kids at daycare Friday afternoon. She was supposed to return in two weeks, but managed to return earlier.

Shannon Banks, her husband, also a member of the military was at home taking care of the children while she was deployed and said at times it was difficult being away from the love of his life.

"Anytime you're away from your best friend for that long, you just worry about them and you hope everything is going well with them on their end,” said Banks.

After her arrival, their four kids were all just smiles, knowing their mother was home for good.

While the Rebecca was away, the children were in good hands. Banks said the staff at Kids First Learning Center helped him take care of the kids while his wife was gone.

“They mean a lot. Any time I needed there help they stepped in and helped me out, times that I had to stay a little later,” said Banks.

Now that his wife is home safe and sound, he said he’s ready to be one great happy family again.

“To have her back and know that she's safe again,” said Banks. “Get back to our old routine.”

The daycare said when Rebecca was deployed they communicated with her via Facebook. They would send her pictures of the kids.

Staff at Kids Learning Center was also responsible for organizing today’s event. And what makes her homecoming even more special, the couple is celebrating their 6th year wedding anniversary.

Jimmie Johnson, Newschannel 6