Military Wife Gets Pleasant Surprise

by Brittany Shannon on July 23, 2010 at 10:01 am

What appeared to be an average Friday night at a local restaraunt, turned into a tearful reunion for one couple.

Ryan Wells just completed his third deployment. But little did his wife, Laura, know that he had been plotting a surprise for quite some time.

"I was nervous for the past couple of weeks, and I got home today and i wow, I couldn’t stop sweating, I was just waiting for the countdown to keep going down, trying to keep a secret," says Ryan Wells.

"He told me he was leaving Washington on the 30th, so…," says Ryan’s wife, Laura.

And when the time came to surprise her, Laura says, "My heart dropped and I literally, I mean, I almost fell down the stairs, at least I think I did I don’t know."

In the past year, the couple has only spent two weeks together, so this reunion has been a long time coming.

"I love my baby, i’m glad to be home," says one soldier who is awfully happy to be home.

Ryan wants to thank The Barn for helping to coordinate the surprise for Laura. He has been in the Army for 8.5 years, and will be joining the reserves.