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Before today, writing a post about my holiday hero would have been a challenge. Despite all the holiday posts and holiday shopping and holiday-doing I have been in a total Christmas funk. I was having a hard time getting excited about this year because we’re spending the season without extended family. Again. While living in Germany definitely has its perks I’ve been struggling to find them as I dwelled on being so far from our loved ones.

My husband knew how I felt. And he did something about it. Before we get to his awesome surprise, here’s a little something you should know about my husband. If there’s something to do, a problem to fix, a puzzle to solve – he does it. No questions asked, no delay, (usually) no complaining. Despite a demanding career, he is the most involved co-parent I could possibly imagine.

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So what task was there to do this time? What problem to solve? My husband knew I was sad about not being with family for Christmas so he flew my mom from Ohio to Germany. A complete surprise to me and my kids. It was, without a doubt, the most thoughtful, generous, kind thing anyone has ever done for me.

While I was thrilled, I couldn’t wait to pick up the kids so they could see their Christmas surprise, too. Obviously, they were overjoyed, too!

Ellie and SasaJack and Sasa

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Kate started The Shopping Mama™ in January 2009 when, after graduating law school, she traded in online legal research and writing for locating the best products for children. She shops for three kids ages 8, 6 and 3 from their home in Japan. Her military family is making the most of back-to-back overseas assignments by traveling every chance they get.

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    Ok so it’s probably my over active hormones but way to make me cry in the docs office while I’m waiting. Go Kevin! I truly understand how great a gift it is

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    I am so happy for you and thrilled she’ll be there to help you celebrate Christmas. What an amazing surprise. Fantastic job Kevin!

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    I got a little misty! He’s a keeper! Enjoy your visit and your holiday!

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