A heart warming surprise reunion between a long-deployed military mother and her graduating daughter.
Adorable Reunion of Sailor and Daughter
ARVADA - Cassandra Akens has not seen her daughter in 9 months. In fact, she even missed little Chloe's third birthday in August. She missed the milestone because she was serving her country as a sailor in the Middle East. Now, just in time for the holidays she's back in Colorado. Thursday morning she surprised her daughter at daycare. "Mommy," exclaimed Chloe as she ran from her classroom and into her mother's waiting arms. "Hi, baby. Can I have kisses? I've missed you," said Akens after seeing her daughter for the first time in months. "You're so much bigger." Akens says the thing she missed most while away was her daughter's laugh and smile. Chloe has been staying with her grandmother for the last few months. "It's been really hard for her daughter," said Kim Melvin. "She always says her mommy is at work and on a ship. So it's pretty awesome."