Navy Daughter Gives Mom Surprise Homecoming at White Sox Game for Mother’s Day (Video)
Whatever you got your mom for Mother’s Day, I can almost guarantee it wasn’t as good as what U.S. Navy Petty Officer First Class Amanda Paige got her mom.
She hadn’t seen her mother, Ginny Paige, for 16 months thanks to military service that included an eight-monght deployment fixing F-18s on an aircraft carrier in the Middle East. That means she missed two Easters, a Mother’s Day, a Thanksgiving, and a Christmas. So for Mother’s Day 2013, Amanda Paige got in touch with the good folks over at Operation Warrior Wishes and the Chicago White Sox to set up a homecoming that her mother would remember forever.
Of course, like any good surprise, it all started with a lie: weeks ago, Ginny Paige, a die-hard Chicago White Sox fan, was told she had won a contest through her husband’s work to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Obviously she was excited, and she immediately texted her daughter, who also is a big White Sox Fan. Little did Ginny know, however, that her daughter would be flying into Chicago from California on the Friday night before her big day so that she could sneak into the stadium and onto the field to deliver the ceremonial baseball to her mother in person.
Have a look at the video for yourself:
Yeah, don’t worry. I know you’re not crying. You’ve just got something in your eye. Wink wink.
In any case, we’ve seen military parents surprising their kids by throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game before, but this is the first time we’ve seen military kids surprising their parents. And man, is that a great Mother’s Day present or what?
Hat Tip – [Big League Stew]