Collier Principal Michelle Shropshire said Tristan is an excellent student who has adjusted well to his mom being gone. But he has missed her.
These are emotions that Shropshire knows well. Her son, a Marine, missed the birth of his first child while being stationed in Iraq and made it home from Afghanistan minutes before the birth of his second.
Seeing a child reunite with a military parent, she said, “is priceless.”
“Tristan was so excited to see his mother,” she said.
Tristan thought his mom was coming home Friday. But Robinson wanted to surprise her two children, so she left her base in Oklahoma Tuesday and drove 16 hours, arriving to Mobile this morning.
She plans to have a slumber party with both kids tonight, and watch "Monsters University."
Robinson, a Theodore High School graduate, grew up as an Army brat and knew she wanted to serve her country as well. She joined the Air Force 8 ½ years ago.
She talked often with her comrades about their children, sharing stories about what their kids were up to. Robinson would wake at 3 a.m. often to Skype with Tristan and Trinity before their bedtime.
To her comrades still deployed, she says: “Hang in there. You’ve got to know you’re doing what you’re doing for a reason.”
“I’m praying for you. We’re all praying for you.”
Comments on "Air Force mom returns home, surprises kindergarten son at lunch"
I very seldom read off the websites home page unless its something about my school,but after reading the title of the article i wanted to keep reading. I read this article aloud in my class and the room was filled with watery faces and eyes. Im proud of you Tristian, you held in there now you have your mom home