PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.,- On Thanksgiving, many of us are thinking about what we are thankful for, but for one Port charlotte family, they are thankful their soldier is home for the holidays. Private First Class, Sean Pitts, was in Afghanistan for nine months fighting for our country.
"It's quite an honor to have your child become your hero," said military mother, Melora Vogel.
For one military family, they now have everything just in time for this Thanksgiving holiday. Its a moment Melora Vogel will forever be thankful for.
"When he's here I know that he is safe, when he can go to bed in his home and he can wake up and I can make breakfast for him, I know it is real."
Her son, Private First Class, Sean Pitts, is home after serving a nine month tour of duty in Afghanistan.
"My son's safe, he's here, he's in one piece andIi'm so proud of him."
Over 7,500 miles separated PFC Pitts and his family.
"I don't have to look at a computer screen anymore to see pictures of home or imagine it in my head, I'm actually here," said PFC Sean Pitts.
But those miles are no longer an obstacle.
"I don't think I could have a better day...Yayyyy!!"
WINK News got this video showing the moments after Sean's troop landed at Fort Stewart in Georgia, he then made his way home to his family in Port Charlotte.
"I didn't know if I was going to get to see them again, so it was nice to see their faces, sleep in a bed, a real bed," PFC Pitts.
But, Melora says having her son home for Thanksgiving is the best gift any military mother could get and there is nothing more that she needs to be grateful for this year.
"Relief, there is no other word to describe this than 'relief.'"
Melora is also thinking about the men and women still serving our country tonight.
"They are making it so we can all sleep safe here and I am so thankful for them doing that."