If you or someone you care about is serving in the United States military, you are aware that work can require lengthy absences from family.Jonathan Hill, First Class Boatswain, had spent 365 days abroad.
Fortunately, Jonathan was about to end his time away from his family.Additionally, he intended to give his two children a significant presence.
Landon, who was 15 years old, and Jaliya, who was 8 years old, had been instructed to join the other students at North Muskegon High School in the gymnasium.
They had no idea that their father was the distinguished guest at the gathering. Jonathan made his way down the hallways, jet-lagged and exhausted from his flights from his base in Bahrain to London and Detroit Metro.
The most nerve-wracking moment following the flight was waiting to enter the gym through the doors.
This surprise gathering just before spring break had been planned for a month.This reunion had been kept a secret by North Muskegon High School teachers, but it was finally revealed.
Jonathan’s anxiety vanished as soon as he entered the packed gym.
Jaliya and Landon burst into tears and dashed into their father’s waiting arms.The audience erupted in applause all around them.
It was a significant event that Jonathan had been anticipating for a long time.The best feeling I’ve had in a year was almost being tackled by my son,” Jonathan stated.