For army soldier Orlando Vasquez, the hardest part about being deployed overseas is how far it takes him from his two daughters, Kyra and Kaylee. His little girls missed him so much that they even penned letters to Santa at school, wishing most for their dad to come home from his latest deployment in Germany. (Well, in addition to a Barbie Dream House, of course.)
“Kyra said, ‘Dear Santa, I can’t wait 'til Christmas because it’s my favorite holiday and sometimes you make our wish come true. My number one wish is for my dad to come home from Germany,’” Vasquez told CNN.
“It’s definitely had its toll being in the military, being away from family. But, you know, having a close family like ours and good friends, I mean, it makes it all worth it in the end,” the dad added.