Wife Gives Army Husband Surprise of His Life at Military Homecoming (VIDEO)

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Military homecomingThere is no feeling of anticipation quite like the excitement that goes along with seeing someone you love return from a long military deployment away. For so many months, you've communicated with that person via email and sporadic phone conversations -- longing for the moment you get to hold them in your arms again.

Chris, an Army soldier returning from Afghanistan, thought that his wife was going to miss his homecoming in Washington because of school obligations down in North Carolina. Little did he know that she was about to give him the most fantastic surprise of his life.

See what a real military homecoming looks like, here:

The video starts slow and the suspense builds for a while, but believe me it ramps up and gets really good with the crowd's excitement and then the sweet surprise. Trust me:

Hello, tension-building curtain rise! All of these people just waiting in suspense as they higher-ups ever so slowly raise that gym curtain. I can only imagine how many wives, kids, friends, and family members wanted to charge behind that barrier to embrace their loved ones. Heck, when my ex-boyfriend returned from Afghanistan, they had us all line up outside of an airplane hanger and welcome them back. You better believe we all were thinking the same thing: Stop the dramatics and give us our soldiers!

Chris' wife's surprise melts my heart. You can see the love in his eyes as his wife pops out from behind him. I remember that feeling, I can see it in her face. As she stands there staring at her husband in admiration, she's studying the curves of his face -- remembering what they look like and thanking her lucky stars that he's back home safe.

Have you ever been to a homecoming like this one? Did the anticipation almost kill you?


Image via angrycheesenip/ YouTube



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bills... billsfan1104

My sister had her 5th child while her husband was deployed by herself. She has the best picture of him holding her for the first time, and she told me that even the people in the airport were crying.

Tina L. Wynn

go on youtube and look up The Wynns Military Christmas Surprise...

Elizabeth Cohen

my son in law is in the Navy, we went with my daughter and grandkids to welcome him home. He is on the USS Springfield sub. The kids got the first hug, and I have to say that no matter what branch of the military, no matter the surprise, those boys are the heart of America!!! I welcomed an entire submarine home after 6 months at sea, how wonderfully proud I felt. To all our boys I say this: Your are the heart of America, You keep us free, you sacrifice all for us and from the bottom of my heart I say thank you and God bless you all. "There is no greater man than he who gives his life for his fellow man" 

nonmember avatar Rachel

@Elizabeth- what about us girls? We train, bleed and sacrifice right along with those boys. I'm guessing you don't have female family members in the service. That is all. Have a good one ;)

Suzanne Lowery

When my Husband comes home in 2014 he will come home to me and our three girls he left, and our new baby that is due in Feb. His homecoming will be the first time he will hold this new baby. I thank God every day for these soldiers that sacrifices so much in their lives to serve and protect our country.

Amy Carvatt Place

My husband was deployed in 1991 with USMC I had our 1st child while he was overseas. The anticipation was a killer waiting with our month old son. He was on the last bus that rolled onto the field. We got awesome pictures of him holding his son for the 1st time. I love seeing these homecomings!!! They are priceless. Thanks to all the soldiers out there and families that have to sacrifice!1

itsme... itsmebaba30

My husband deployed in 2007 then again 2009 with the Army but the waitng is the worst thing ever, you have to wait what seems like Forever for them to get off the bus. when they do and they're done with the formation and get realeased, the most awesome feeling is seeing and holding him again.

Linda Hall

I was an army wife for the last 10 years until my Husband had to be medically retired. We went through two deployments and while those were the longest 2 1/2 years of my life ( 1 was a year and the other was a year and a half) that last month before he comes home is chaos. Making signs, hanging banners, picking out the perfect thing to wear. Nothing beats that moment when they finally come into the gym and they are officially home. I'm bawling right now just thinking about that moment, trying to pick my soldier out of the crowd so I know exactly where to run to. Germany was the worst, we all lined up on the streets to cheer the busses as they pulled on post, it was negative 12 degrees outside but it didn't even matter. Then we had to wait 3 hours before they finally made it to the gym and they teased us! Raised the door a little, just so we could see the combat boots on the other side, and then closed it again. It was torture!!! Nothing beats that moment when your soldier is back in your arms and HOME. So glad I don't have to go through deployments again, but also sad I don't get that feeling of homecoming again....nothing beats it.



Miliya13 Miliya13

Yea, I cried like a little b¡£€h. . . Hahaha so sweet

nonmember avatar Shan

My exhusband was in the Navy and he got home from a nine month deployment, as I waited for him to get off his ship, everyone's loved ones got off and i sat waiting for several more hours only to find out he went to sleep. To say the least I was angry we had two toddlers wanting to see their dad.

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