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OKLAHOMA CITY – A metro family is overwhelmed with excitement as they greet a soldier who is returning home from a year of deployment.

"We're here waiting to pick up my son, Sgt. Taylor Green. He's been deployed for about 12 months, and we're excited for him to come home,” Renee Wright told NewsChannel 4 on Saturday at Will Rogers Airport.

For Green’s family members, it’s been a long year.

"It’s been waiting a long time. I'm really thankful for today's technology so that we can stay in touch, but it's still really awesome to great him when he comes home,” Wright said.

They brought overdue Father’s Day cards and posters to the airport.

As they greeted their dad, there were tears of joy.

"It's awesome. It's the greatest thing you could have is your family supporting you through your whole military career and having them here is a blessing,” Green said.

That’s one thing Green said gets him through deployment.

"Sometimes, it's hard being away for a long time but, when you finally get here, it's totally worth it,” Green said.

"We're proud of him, and we're just happy he's home and safe,” Wright said.