JACKSON, Miss. -- Not everyone is spending this Christmas with friends and family. There are some who are still overseas fighting for your freedom.
That’s why soldiers James Bulman and Eric Woodinton consider themselves blessed. “I go through deployment and finally get to come back home a year later, and actually get to see my family again, especially this close to Christmas, it’s just really touching,” said Eric Woodinton who has spent the past night months in Afghanistan.
“Everybody is already talking about the warm Christmas Spirit. Then in the line of work of what we do, and you actually do get to come home when a whole lot of other guys that do what we do don’t, that just makes the season that much better,’ echoed James Bulman.
Their mom’s equally overjoyed as they picked their sons up from the Jackson-Medgar Evers Wiley International airport in Jackson. “It’s wonderful. Absolutely wonderful,” said Michelle Bulman. “I’ve been waiting on this for a long time,” proclaimed Vickie Woodinton.
I asked both moms if there was ever a doubt in their minds that your sons wouldn’t make it home in time for Christmas. “No, we know they were coming,” said Michelle Bulman. “They didn’t give us an option,” her son quickly declared with a grin.
“No the army would have had to deal with me,” joked Vickie Woodinton.
While these two soldiers and their families consider their time together today a Christmas miracle, their prayers are for those troops who are still deployed.