After nine long months of brief FaceTime sessions from Kuwait, Army Sergeant Lacey Poltoratskiy was finally moments away from her kids, Daxton, 5, and JaiceyBelle, 12. Visiting Daxton’s class as the “surprise guest speaker”, Daxton was in complete amazement that his mom was home early. Sgt. Poltoratskiy had a wardrobe change from camos to the Midway Middle Schools panther mascot before surprising JaiceyBelle. Under the ruse that her class was being praised for a job well done with the school’s food drive, JaiceyBelle was overwhelmed with joy when the real reason for the celebration was revealed.