News 13 Orlando
May 8, 2015
SANFORD -- A 5-year-old girl got the surprise of her life Friday morning during an early school assembly in Sanford.Sgt. 1st Class Jose Ramos hugs Mia after surprising her during a
school assembly at Liberty Christian School in Sanford Friday.
Her father, Sgt. 1st Class Jose Ramos, is home after spending the last 9 months in Afghanistan. According to his wife Mari, this is Sgt. Ramos’ third tour of duty in the Middle East.
On Friday, he surprised his daughter Mia at school. Mari said it is emotionally difficult on the family each time Jose has to leave. “This is his third tour," Mari Ramos said. "This time [Mia] was asking for her dad all the time."
Sgt. Ramos said he would talk to his family via web cam, the last time being a few weeks prior to his homecoming.
The couple’s children, Alejandro, 11, and Mia had a hard time adjusting to dad being gone this time.
“There are many experiences that you can’t experience with him like playing sports, going to the movies and doing many other things,” Alejandro said. read more here