It was Valentine’s Day. I had been waiting all weekend for news to go get my husband. His year away was finally over. He called and told me his flight would be in at 8:20 pm. I spent the day cleaning up and stocking the fridge with all his favorites. My daughter had a photo shoot for her gymnastics team, the boys needed a bath and I still hadn’t showered by 5! Finally it was time to pick him up. I got everything done that I needed to, even managed to make myself pretty! It took 45 minutes to get to the airport. We arrived at 8, just enough time to calm the nerves and a final mirror check. We get to the nearly empty terminal and wait. I stand up to look at my reflection in the big terminal window and there he is. I thought I was seeing things because the reflection in the window showed he was right behind me. It was like a scene from a movie. I whirled around and it was him! He was early and standing right in front of me! I ran into his arms and the kids followed. He said he was coming out of the restroom and there we were walking, he had to come sneak up on us! It was the best moment, best Valentine’s Day EVER! We are living happily ever after!
— Jessica J., Deridder, LAWhizzco