Christmas homecoming for military family

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News 12 at 6 o'clock, Dec. 21, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga. --- This Christmas will be a very special one for one family. A dad and husband comes home from Iraq just in time for the holidays.

It's holiday time. And what makes the holiday's so special? Well, for one family, it's having their dad - and her husband -- back from Iraq. This time, for good.

"It's the best Christmas present I could possibly get for the girls and it's just wonderful," says Jodii Gorski.

Jodii asked her daughter Julia, "Tell them what you're gonna do when you see daddy?"

Julia said, "Show him my picture!" And, of course, give him "a big hug!"

"Ah, very excited! It's great the timing worked out good. Just right before the holidays and stuff. It's good to be back with them," says Joseph Gorski.

This presents, 15 months in the making. But before Joseph walked through the airport gate, Jodii's excitement going wild!

"I just had to tell myself not to go a million miles an hour," says Jodii.

Her husband -- well, his anticipation a little different.

"I was kinda nervous. I haven't seen them in a while. I didn't know what their reaction was going to be to me," says Joseph.

This family, together again - hugs, kisses and all. An early Christmas present, but it won't stop them from having a wonderful Christmas together.

"I would imagine a zoo! I would imagine a zoo! All our family shipped presents so there's an entire garage of presents waiting for him," says Jodii.

"It'll be great! Wake up, some presents and other than that, just be happy to be home," says Joseph.

And as the saying goes, home is where the heart is!

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