A Big Surprise for a Military Wife

A Big Surprise for a Military Wife


– AT THIS TIME OF YEAR, I AM
ESPECIALLY GRATEFUL FOR THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVE
EVERY DAY IN OUR ARMED FORCES. – I AM ALSO–YES. [cheers and applause] I AM ALSO EQUALLY INSPIRED BY
THE STRENGTH OF THEIR FAMILIES. BEFORE WE GO, THERE’S A MILITARY
WIFE IN THE AUDIENCE WHO I WOULD LIKE TO MEET.
HER NAME IS CARRIE CURTIS. WHERE ARE YOU, CARRIE CURTIS?
– [squeals] [cheers and applause] [indistinct, excited talking] –OH GOD, I LOVE YOU!
– HAVE A SEAT! HI CARRIE! YOUR HUSBAND IS IN WHAT–
WHAT DOES HE DO? – HE’S IN THE ARMY.
HE’S SPECIAL FORCES. – RIGHT.
– SO THEY’RE THE GUYS THAT WEAR THE GREEN BERETS, AND–
– RIGHT. [cheers and applause]
– YES, UM… A LOT OF WHAT HE DOES IS REALLY
SECRET, SO.. – LIKE YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE HE
IS OR WHAT HE’S DOING RIGHT NOW. – RIGHT NOW,
I DON’T KNOW WHERE HE IS. WE CALL IT “THE WOODS,”
AFFECTIONATELY. SO, THAT JUST MEANS HE’S OFF
THE GRID SOMEWHERE. – RIGHT.
– HE’S BEEN IN FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS,
AND UH–WELL, CLOSE TO 10 YEARS, AND GONE ON A LOT OF
DEPLOYMENTS, AND RIGHT NOW HE’S TRAINING GUYS TO
BECOME SPECIAL FORCES SOLDIERS. – WOW, AMAZING.
– WE’RE PROUD OF HIM. AND YOU’RE APART A LOT,
AND YOU HAVE–WHAT– YOU HAVE KIDS.
– I DO. – YEAH.
– I HAVE TWO BOYS–OH! THAT’S THEM!
– UH HUH. – OH MY GOSH! I DO, THEY’RE MASON AND JACKSON.
THEY’RE TWO AND FIVE. OH! SORRY.
– AND YOU STAY HOME AND TAKE CARE OF THEM.
– I AM, I’M A STAY-AT-HOME MOM. – WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE THIS?
– I WAS A KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, AND AFTER WE HAD THE LITTLE ONE,
JACKSON, MY TEACHING SALARY JUST COULDN’T
COVER DAY CARE FOR BOTH. – RIGHT.
– SO, I STAYED HOME WITH THEM. – YOU STAY AT HOME AND TAKE CARE
OF THEM. – YEAH, RUN AFTER THEM,
ALL DAY LONG. – RIGHT.
– AND…YEAH, IT’S GREAT. – YEAH, IT’S A LOT OF JOY,
I’M SURE. – IT IS.
– AND SO–BUT YOUR HUSBAND WILL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
THIS YEAR, RIGHT? – YEAH, HE’LL BE HOME IN ABOUT
10 DAYS. – OKAY, GOOD.
– SO, WE’RE EXCITED FOR THAT. WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO KNOWING
THAT HE’S GOING TO BE HOME. SO MUCH OF HIS JOB IS… UNPREDICTABLE, SO WE KNOW
HE’S GONNA BE HERE THIS YEAR. – THAT’S FANTASTIC.
– WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. – AND ESPECIALLY THE BOYS WILL
BE HAPPY TO HAVE HIM HOME. – YEAH! THEY’RE EXCITED.
– AND HAVE YOU DONE SHOPPING FOR HIM AND THE KIDS YET? – WELL, WE’RE NOT DOING PRESENTS
FOR EACH OTHER, BECAUSE, JUST ON HIS INCOME ALONE, WE
WOULD RATHER SPEND ON THE KIDS. – YEAH. – WE HAVE DONE A VERY
LITTLE BIT. I MEAN, IT’S HARD–
– YEAH. – AND MY OLDER SON IS IN SCHOOL
NOW, AND HE’S ASKING FOR ALL THE BIG STUFF.
– RIGHT. – BUT I CAN’T–WE CAN’T DO THAT,
SO, HE’LL HAVE SOME PRESENTS UNDER THE TREE.
– OKAY, WELL, GOOD. – MAYBE NOT THE ONES THEY WANT.
– RIGHT. WELL, MAYBE AND MAYBE NOT.
BUT FOR YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND, I FEEL LIKE YOU ALL SHOULD HAVE
SOMETHING, SO WE’RE GOING TO GIVE YOU A $2,000
NORDSTROM GIFT CARD SO THAT YOU CAN GET SOME THINGS,
[cheers and applause] FOR YOUR HUSBAND. AND HE CAN GET SOMETHING
FOR YOU. AND…ALSO… WE WANT THE KIDS TO HAVE WHATEVER YOU WANT TO GIVE
THE KIDS, IT’S YOUR CHOICE. BUT YOU HAVE $3,000 FOR TARGET.
[cheers and applause] SO THEY’LL HAVE A GOOD CHRISTMAS
TOO, OKAY? – THANK YOU SO MUCH.
– THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU.
– THANK YOU. AND THANK YOUR HUSBAND FOR US
FOR WHAT HE DOES. – OH, MY GOSH,
THANK YOU SO MUCH.

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