Soldier Mom Reunited With Young Son


Tuesday, September 18th 2007, 8:13 pm
By: News On 6


A Soldier mom is back on the Homefront. She just finished up a year-long deployment in Iraq. The News On 6’s Ashli Sims reports Amanda Maxfield was on pins and needles as she waited to see her 6-year-old son on Tuesday.

"Excited and very anxious, and very ready,” said PFC Amanda Maxfield.

She can't wait to see her little boy. Amanda is a Private First Class in the U.S. Army; she's just finished a 13-month deployment working in a combat hospital in Tikrit, Iraq.

"The hardest part is being away from my family,” Maxfield said. “Luckily our unit didn't have to go outside of the wire, but we saw the aftermath of people who did, so that's what makes it hard."

Now she's back in Oklahoma and in the arms of family and friends. But she still hasn't see the one person she's been missing the most, her son.

"He keeps me going though, he's the reason to move on," said Maxfield.

While Amanda Maxfield was in Iraq, her son Jacob was in Jenks. A lot can change in 13-months, little boys get bigger, they even lose their baby teeth. But when a mother and son reunite it's like nothing ever changed.

"Jacob, hi baby!” Maxfield said when she finally saw Jacob.

“Mommy!" exclaimed the 6-year-old.

He looked a little different, taller, a gap in his grin, but still her little boy.

"We're going to play with out light sabers, and we're going to eat, and we're going to see Lulu," Maxfield’s son Jacob Black said.

A full day already planned for mom, and a few homemade cards to make sure she knew she was missed.

PFC Maxfield is home on leave for the next two weeks. Then she'll return to Germany for a few months, before being re-stationed somewhere in the U.S.

Watch the video: Mom, Son Reunited After Tour Of Duty In Iraq