U.S. Army National Guard Soldier Surprises Wife at Marathon Finish Line

via the Houston Chronicle

Jonathan Gillis likes surprises, the bigger and more elaborate, the better.

Jonathan, 32, a Texas Army National Guard sergeant, was supposed to be in Afghanistan on Sunday but instead was at the finish line of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon waiting for his wife with flowers in hand. Giselle Gillis, stunned after running the half-marathon, ran straight into his arms. They embraced in a long kiss, Giselle sweaty and out of breath. She then began to sob. They hadn’t seen each other in 11 months.

“This is so amazing,” said Giselle, 27.



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