A Muskego mom deployed overseas surprised her daughter at her first day of summer camp Monday.
Melissa Olson is a technical sergeant in the Wisconsin Air National Guard. She has been serving in Southeast Asia.
For the last six months Sydney, 6, and Savannah, 3, have been without their mom. Olson said she gets to talk to her family through video chat, which helps her stay close to both her daughters.
"They give me hugs and kisses. They just hug the device," said Olson.
It has been hard for Sydney. She had to go to her first day of Girl Scout Camp without mom to send her off. But what Sydney did not know is that she would be there by the end of the day.
Sydney's Girl Scout Camp leader snuck in Melissa to surprise her daughter. Mom hid behind the buses while they announced Sydney would be the special honor of taking down the American flag for camp.
The camp leader announces a special helper will meet Sydney by the police and that is when Melissa started to walk out dress in a daisy costume for her daughter's troop.
When she gets to the pole she pulled it off to show Sydney who is actually waiting for her.
Sydney races across the field yelling, "Mommy!"
Melissa scooped up her daughter and hugged her while the entire camp watched.
When Sydney is later asked what she told her mom when she saw her, Sydney said, "I love you."
"She said, 'I'm so happy you are home,'" said Olson.
The entire Olson family serves the country. Olson's husband Jason is also in the Wisconsin Air National Guard.