LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Many military families are spending this Thanksgiving away from loved ones who are stationed overseas.
This Thanksgiving, we caught up with a Lakewood family who gave thanks for one of their own for who's dedicating his life to defending what matters most.
And though they're thousands of miles apart, Sergeant Andrew Morrow and his family were able to enjoy each other's company this Thanksgiving.
“I just wanted to tell them that, of course, I miss them,” Morrow said, speaking via Skype. “And I just wanted to take this moment to show my daughter’s picture, because I promised I would get her on T.V.”
Morrow, an airman, is stationed in southern Afghanistan, where he's set to serve in the Air Force until next year.
“We know he misses being with us; being with all the family at Thanksgiving,” his mother Joann Goo said. “But we're so proud of what he's doing."
While his immediate family spent the day eating and watching football at home, Morrow says he spent a good deal of the day missing his young daughter Millie, who lives in Oklahoma.
“I don't want to be away from her,” Morrow said. “But at the same time, I’m happy to be here because ultimately it's for her.”
He'll be reunited with his family for a short break next month. That’s when the Colorado native will also get to see something he's really been looking forward to: a Broncos game.
“I'm a huge bronco fan, I always have been,” Morrow said. “Go Broncos. Super Bowl bound. Undeniably gonna make the Super Bowl this year.”
Morrow already has Broncos tickets lined up for his return.
In a few weeks, he'll be at Mile High, cheering the hometown team against the vising Cleveland Browns.