There is nothing like a Christmas homecoming by an individual who has been serving our nation, especially if this is the soldier’s first time to meet his son.

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All Three-year-old June Black knew Saturday morning is she was about to meet Santa Claus. But a few feet away at the Stonebriar Mall in Frisco a more beloved figure was about to enter the picture, her dad, Staff Sergeant TJ Black. Staff Sgt. Black arrived at DFW International Airport Saturday morning after finishing his fifth deployment, a six-month stint in Southern Afghanistan.

Black yelled, “Daddy,” when she saw him and into his arms she ran. Meantime in the mall Santa’s other arm was Staff Sgt. Black’s Five-month old son, Lucas, whom he’d never met.

“I’m just ready to get the relationship started,” said Staff Sgt. Black. “Get some quality time with him.”