SCOTTSDALE, AZ - It was supposed to be just another business luncheon, kicked off with a few achievement awards.
Teri Shelton was there to accept an award in her daughter's honor, but was in for a big surprise.
Jennifer Patzke surprised her mom, showing up at the luncheon in person.
The Communication Specialist is home for two weeks from a tour with the army in southwest Asia.
Mom was thrilled. "I had no idea. I had no idea. I don't know who knew about it. I am shocked," Shelton said.
Patzke has been planning the surprise for months with family friends.
"It went awesome. It went awesome. I totally expected Teri to break down and start screaming, and it worked," Dawn Wilson said.
Pattzke said it was a great surprise and is happy to be home. "Just spending time with family now. Spending time with friends," she said.