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Mother returns home from Afghanistan just in time for Christmas

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WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Little Lyric had no clue her mommy was arriving at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport Thursday.

After a year of deployment in Afghanistan, Genie Goudie is home for Christmas.

A year away from home means many missed milestones, like all the teeth Lyric lost.  But a Tooth Fairy from the deserts of Afghanistan always sent money in the mail.

"It's wonderful," said Goudie. "It's a great feeling."

"And she's not gonna' miss Christmas," said her daughter.

"It's amazing. It really is," said Goudie. "I didn't expect to be able to come home for Christmas but lucky enough we were able to"

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