Mom’s Dorm-Room Selfie Goes Horribly Wrong.
Not The Best Plan
She was waiting for more than five minutes and she was growing impatient. Where could her daughter be? Her mind began to play through different situations, wondering where her daughter could possibly be. She thought about sending a text or giving her a call, but then she thought of something different. She didn't do it very often, so she figured it would be fun if she did it this time. She was correct, but not for the right reason.
Summer Break At Home
Deanna Pilling never would have thought things would play out the way they did. She just wanted to do something nice for her daughter. 18-year-old McKenna had just finished her first semester at Utah State University and her mom was excited to welcome her home. Before McKenna could come home, though, she had to pack up her belongings at the dorm. That's when Deanna got an idea, she was planning a surprise for McKenna.
An Unbreakable Relationship
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Deanna had an amazing relationship with her daughter McKenna. Deanna was a laid-back, fun mom and McKenna felt comfortable talking to her about her life. Even though she was happy that McKenna was away at college, she missed her quite a bit. So when McKenna told her mom that she needed to clean her dorm and pack her things, Deanna didn't think twice. She decided to surprise McKenna by planning a visit.
Flying Across The Country
Deanna wanted to be able to help McKenna with the move, but she wanted to surprise her. Without telling her daughter, she boarded a cross-country flight. She just knew McKenna would be excited to see her at her school. As soon as she landed in Logan, Utah, Deanna headed to the campus. When she arrived at the dorms, she looked for McKenna's room. Even though she had been there when they visited last fall, everything seemed different this time.
Things Look Different
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Since there was so much commotion with the students moving out of their dorms, the buildings looked completely different. Deanna was excited to see her daughter, so she headed to McKenna's dorm. As she was going to the room, Deanna recognized some of McKenna's friends, so she said hello. As she knocked on McKenna's door, she pictured the surprised look her daughter would have. Surprisingly, no one answered.
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