Jake was excited as he walked through the front door of his face. After all, he was more than thrilled to be reunited with his wife! To his shock and confusion, he did not find her waiting for him inside. Where on earth could she be? He set down his bags and called out her name. He did not get a reply, but he did hear a strange noise. What was going on? There was a rustle of steps and the sound of whispers… He walked towards the source of the noise tentatively. Whatever it was, he knew that he would be in for a big surprise.
After A Long Trip
The first lieutenant hailed from Houston, Texas. Jake Oslow was more than happy to return home after spending a long overseas deployment. He had no idea that it would mark a sudden turn of events in his life. On top of that, he was exhausted after taking three flights to get home. The only thing that kept him going was the thought of hugging his wife tight after being separated for a year.
It Was True Love
Through some mutual friends, Jake and Megan met each other four years ago. The two of them hit it off in no time! They embarked on a whirlwind romance… or so he thought. The couple exchanged vows a little more than a year ago. He always considered their wedding the happiest day of his life. The weeks that followed the big day felt like a dream. But you know what they say: “All good things must come to an end.”
Not Easy For Them
A couple of weeks after the wedding, he found out that he would be deployed to Afghanistan. Neither of them was glad to hear this. They wanted to spend more time together, but he had no choice but to leave for half a year. It was hard to say goodbye to each other, but they knew that it was not the end of things for them. She especially found it hard to be away from him for such a long period of time.
She Found It Hard
Megan did not like doing things long-distance. This was also true for Jake, but it was harder on her. It bothered her a little that he did not mind it as much as she did. In her mind, it meant that her husband did not care about the marriage. Sadly, things started to grow tense between the two of them.
Tensions Were On The Rise
Around three months after he left, Jake noticed that she was behaving oddly. At this point, the distance was taking a toll on her. Among other things, she got more agitated. Her husband felt like he was always saying the wrong thing. He was aware that it would be difficult, but just how bad would it get for them?
Going From Bad To Worse
The marriage was already strained enough as it was. But it got even worse when he found out that the deployment would go on for six more months. Despite this, he tried not to worry. Jake was devoted to Megan, and he thought that the reverse was also true. But would she live up to the truth he gave her?
The Final Straw
He expected it, but it was still difficult to see how badly Megan took the extension. According to Jake, her wife broke down as he delivered the news. She could not stop crying on the phone. If he were an unkind person, he would have called it an overreaction. After all, it was not like he was injured. Even so, this was still too much for Megan. By then, she already made up her mind about something big.
Something Was Up
After that, things changed between them. Every time that he would call her, he could feel that there was something off. However, he could not put the finger on it. When Jake asked her if something was wrong, she reassured him that all was well. This turned out to be a lie. By then, she already decided to detach from her husband and keep secrets from him.
None The Wiser
Even though she tried to keep it hidden, the truth always comes out in the end. In all fairness to her, Jake had been none the wiser. After his third flight, he was finally driving towards the house! He expected to see her run up to him and greet him with a kiss. It would not be a stretch to expect tears of joy. However, he was instead greeted by lies and secrets.
An Eerie Silence
At last, he pulled up at the house and entered the house. He was confused when he saw that Megan was not there to greet him. He put down the keys and bags before calling out her name. When she did not reply, worry blossomed in his chest. He then heard a weird noise that could have been a whisper. There was a low deep voice in the kitchen. He cautiously walked in that direction and saw something that took him by complete surprise.
The Surprise Of A Lifetime
Jake did not expect to find close friends and family in there! Of course, Megan was there too. But what really made this soldier gasp was what she had in her arms. She was holding a baby! The truth dawned on him as he went up to the pair. All of a sudden, he froze in his footsteps after hearing another baby on the other side of his room. To his shock, his mom approached Megan and handed her another baby.
Not Just One But Two
It was shocking enough to find one baby but two?! Jake walked towards Megan and their twins. He had tears in his eyes when he asked, “Is this why you were so upset with me?” Let us see what she had to say about that. “Yes,” she told him, “I really wanted you to make it home for the due date. I decided not to tell you so you wouldn’t feel as bad. I wanted to surprise you. But maybe I should have told you.”
Everything Made Sense Now
It all fell into place. He now understood why she was so agitated and emotional. This also explained the lingering feeling that there was something off. He scolded her for keeping such big news a secret from him, but there was no way he could be mad. After all, Megan only hid it since she thought it was the best for him. It was not easy to look after two newborns, but she could pull it off in the end.
Reaping The Rewards
How did Jake feel about this betrayal, if you can call it that? “I rounded the corner… and froze at the door. I didn’t know what to say. I was giggling like a little school girl,” he said. “It was unreal, unlike anything I’ve ever felt.” We are glad that he did not lose trust in her even when she started to act oddly!