There are times when time moves fast. Six months can go by in the blink of an eye, leaving you wondering where the days went.
For the Wolf family, the past six months have been absolutely nothing like that.
Derick Wolf has spent the last six months deployed to Afghanistan, while his wife, Katie, and their three kids have been spending every day wishing he’d return.
On Wednesday afternoon, everyone’s wish came true – right on the court at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Katie and Derick conspired to surprise the kids with their dad’s return, and Thunder staff helped make it happen, even though his arrival happened to fall during a five-day period that included three home playoff games and a major award presentation.
But when the kids ran from center court to their father’s waiting arms, there was no question that the moment was worth creating.
And for the Wolf family, in that long embrace, the wishing and waiting and the last six months finally began to move fast and melt away.
Watch the video from this great moment. You’ll see why it was such an honor that we could be a part of it.
– Karina Henderson