As Wright's homecoming neared, she told Kassidy's grandmother she wanted to surprise her daughter at school.
"She originally wanted me just to be the only one to come out here to the airport--and I just couldn't see that," says Michelle Crack, Kassidy's grandmother and mother to Wright.
Neither could Kassidy. She didn't know when her mother was coming home--but she wanted to greet her at the airport. So grandma spilled the beans.
"I asked my grandmother if she was coming home on a plane and she said yes and she told me that my moms gonna surprise me at school," says Kassidy.
So instead the pair devised a plan to surprise Wright instead. Kassidy and her fifth grade class welcomed Wright as she arrived in the Evansville airport.
"I thought i was going to be surprising her cause I didn't think she knew I was coming home--but the surprise was on me. So that was a complete shock that everybody was welcoming me home at the airport. It was awesome," says Wright.
An overwhelmed Wright calls the surprise 'indescribable'. "This hasn't sunk in yet," says Wright. "[Kassidy] is my number one. So waiting to see her it just--it hasn't hit me yet."
Kassidy says she's happy to be reunited with her mom.
"I think this has strengthened [Kassidy] in a lot of ways it's been a good thing you know--no body wants to see their mom go away for six months but she's done really well with it. She's a preteen she tells me quite often. So, ya know, she can handle about anything," says Crack.
Whether that be missing her mother--or keeping a secret about a special surprise.