Family Reunites

While we celebrate our freedom today, many men and women are overseas fighting for it. Thanks to modern technology, one Jacksonville family had the chance to see their loved one who is serving our country overseas. Karen Roberson and her 4 children have not seen 'Dad' in over 5 months until now. "This is wonderful. I couldn't be any happier that we're spending the forth with daddy because daddy's not here with us,” said Karen Roberson. The Robersons are able to see each other because of a computer screen and webcam set up by an organization called “Freedom Calls.” "We're extremely blessed that ‘Freedom Calls’ made this happen for us. It is wonderful we get an hour with him,” Karen said. Richard Roberson, who is a marine serving in Iraq, would agree. "These year long tours are kind of hard for families and anytime you can see your family in these tense situations it's great,” said SSGT. Roberson. "The good thing about all this is you can see him. I mean, he's entertaining the kids, he's his same wacky self,” Roberson said. But the most important message of all was the one the family shared when they all eagerly expressed “We love you daddy.” Karen Roberson hopes they can all tell her husband that when he returns sometime in February of next year. But in the mean time, the family is happy just to have an hour to see each other.

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