Bradenton, Florida -- A Bradenton brother and sister got a surprise homecoming, just in time for Thanksgiving.

Seven-year-old Antonio Andrews spots his mom, Rochelle Andrews, right away when she surprises her children at school this morning.

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She's an air traffic controller on the USS ESSEX and has been stationed in San Diego for the last five months.

The surprise comes during Ballard Elementary's Friday morning flag ceremony.

Andrews says the older her kids get the harder it is to be away.

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