Marine's Family Gets Christmas Surprise
FaithTap Staff 12/10/2015
On Christmas Eve, the Martin family was being interviewed about their youngest, Shane. The Marine wasn't going to be able to return for Christmas, and it was their first without him. The news station had a surprise Christmas gift for this supportive family.
Gary and Toni, Shane's parents, were with his siblings Shannon, Brad, and Mandy, all wearing clothing to support their U.S. Marine brother. Even as she begins to speak, his mother is already beginning to cry, thinking about how much they miss their youngest son. His father, too, holds it together at first but it's clear it's a struggle, especially as he thanks his son for being in the service.
Shannon had helped her brother and the news station to organize the surprise, and when Shane walks in his whole family gets emotional. His brother Brad, exactly one year older, is overwhelmed as he moves forward to hug Shane. "Best Christmas present ever", his mother exclaims, hugging her son again. She seemed to completely sum up the whole Martin family's feelings about this wonderful Christmas surprise.