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Soldier, mother reunited with family
Rochester, N.Y.It has been nearly a year since West Henriettas Kellie Buchanan has seen her young children.
Shes been serving in Afghanistan for the U.S. Army for the past nine months. Friday morning, she stepped off of a plane and was greeted by her family and dozens of supporters.
I cant even begin to describe the amount of support and how much I missed your family, said Buchanan.
There were chances to communicate with her husband and three children during her deployment, just not the way any of them would have preferred.
I watched my oldest graduate on FaceTime, said a tearful Buchanan. I watched birthday parties on FaceTime.
Shell have all the face time she wants in front of them. Theres plenty of catching-up to do.
As a family, some of it is just doing nothing, just sitting and being a family, said Robert Buchanan, Kellies husband.
It wasnt just the family that Buchanan missed during her time serving overseas.
A fresh bag of double-stuffed Oreos were hard to come by.
Her family was sure to bring a full package of them as they greeted her at the airport.