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WATCH: Screams and kisses meet Colorado Springs mom's early return home from Qatar

August 7, 2017 Updated: August 8, 2017 at 10:25 am
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photo - Eliana Burrs, 8, sheds tears as she hugs her mom, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Bethany Anderson-Burrs, 21st
Space Wing, 4th Space Control Squadron, after she returned from a seven month deployment in Qatar Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at Meridian Ranch Elementary School. Sgt. Anderson-Burrs surprised her two daughters, who thought she was returning at the end of August. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette
Eliana Burrs, 8, sheds tears as she hugs her mom, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Bethany Anderson-Burrs, 21st Space Wing, 4th Space Control Squadron, after she returned from a seven month deployment in Qatar Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at Meridian Ranch Elementary School. Sgt. Anderson-Burrs surprised her two daughters, who thought she was returning at the end of August. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette 

Monday was like Christmas for two students in Falcon School District 49, who got a big surprise when their mom, U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Bethany Anderson-Burrs, returned a few weeks early from a seven-month deployment at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar.

Eliana Burrs, a third grader at Meridian Ranch Elementary School, and Eve Burrs, a Falcon Middle School seventh-grader, were unexpectedly reunited with their mother after lunch Monday, during what was billed as an event featuring "a guest artist with world-wide experience."

Instead, loud applause, hugs, screams and kisses were the order of the day.

Bethany Anderson-Burrs is with Peterson Air Force Base's 21st Space Wing, 4th Space Control Squadron. She was to have returned to Colorado Springs at the end of August.

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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Bethany Anderson-Burrs, 21st Space Wing, 4th Space Control Squadron, returned from a seven month deployment in Qatar Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, to surprise her daughters Eve Burrs (right), 12, and Eliana Burrs, 8, during Eliana's art class at Meridian Ranch Elementary School. The daughters expected their mom to return at the end of August, and were told a "guest artist with world-wide experience" would speak to the class. Photo by James Wooldridge, The Gazette 
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