As Jake walked through his front door, he was excited. He was more than thrilled to be reunited with his wife after all! He did not find her waiting for him inside, to his shock and confusion. Where on earth could she be? He set his bags down, and he called out her name. He didn’t get an answer, but he heard an odd noise. What has been going on? There was a rustle of steps and the sound of whispers… He tentatively walked toward the source of the noise. He knew, whatever it was, that he’d be in for a big surprise.
After A Long Trip
The first lieutenant grew up in Houston, Texas. After spending a long deployment overseas, Jake Oslow was more than happy to return home. He had no idea that in his life, it would mark a sudden turn of events. On top of that, after taking 3 flights to get home, he was exhausted. After being separated for a year, the only thing that kept him going was the thought of hugging his wife tight.
It Was True Love
Jake and Megan met each other through some mutual friends four years ago. In no time did the two of them hit it off! They embarked on a romance of whirlwinds… or so he thought. Slightly more than a year ago, the couple exchanged vows. He always considered the happiest day of his life to be their wedding. It felt like a dream for the weeks that followed the big day. But you know what they say: “All good things must come to an end.”
Not Easy For Them
He discovered a few weeks after the wedding that he would be deployed to Afghanistan. Neither of them was happy to hear it. They wanted to spend more time together, but he had no option but to leave for half a year. It was difficult to say goodbye to each other, but for them, they knew it wasn’t the end of things. She especially found it difficult for such a long period of time to be away from him.
She Found It Hard
Megan didn’t enjoy doing long-distance things. This was true for Jake as well, but it was more difficult for her. She was a little bothered that he didn’t mind it as much as she did. In her mind, it meant that the marriage did not concern her husband. Unfortunately, things began to grow tense between the two of them.
Tensions Were On The Rise
Jake noticed, about three months after he left that she was behaving oddly. The distance was taking a toll on her at this point. She got more agitated, among other things. Her husband always felt as if he was saying the wrong thing. He knew it would be hard, but just how bad would it get for them?
Going From Bad To Worse
The marriage was already strained as it was. But when he found out that the deployment would go on for six more months, it got even worse. He tried, despite this, not to worry. Jake was devoted to Megan, and the reverse was also true, he thought. But is she going to live up to the truth that he gave her?
The Final Straw
He expected it, but it was still hard to see how badly Megan took the extension. Her wife broke down as he delivered the news, according to Jake. On the phone, she could not stop crying. He would have called it an overreaction if he were an unkind person. It wasn’t like he was injured after all. Even so, for Megan, this was still too much. She was already making up her mind about something big by then.
Something Was Up
Things changed between them after that. Every time he called her, he could feel that something was off. He could not put his finger on it, though. When Jake asked her if there was something wrong, she reassured him that everything was fine. It turned out this was a lie. By that time, she had decided to separate herself from her husband and keep secrets from him.
None The Wiser
Even if she was trying to keep it hidden, in the end, the truth always comes out. Jake had been none the wiser, in all fairness to her. He was finally driving towards the house after his third flight! He was expecting to see her run up to him and, with a kiss, greet him. To expect tears of joy would not be a stretch. He was, however, greeted by lies and secrets instead.
An Eerie Silence
Finally, at the house, he pulled up and entered the house. When he saw that Megan was not there to greet him, he was confused. Before calling out her name, he put the keys and bags down. When she did not reply, his chest blossomed with worry. Then he heard a strange noise which could have been a whisper. In the kitchen, there was a low, deep voice. He walked in that direction cautiously and saw something which took him by complete surprise.
The Surprise Of A Lifetime
Jake didn’t expect close friends and family to be found there! Megan was there too, of course. But what made this soldier really gasp was what she had in her arms. She was holding a child! As he went up to the pair, the truth dawned on him. All of a sudden, after hearing another baby on the other side of his room, he froze in his footsteps. 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 their twins and Megan. “Is this why you were so upset with me?” he asked as he had tears in his eyes. Let us see what she had to say about it. “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
Everything began to make sense. He now understood why she was so emotional and agitated. This also clarified the lingering feeling that something was off there. He scolded her for keeping a secret from him about such big news, but there was no way he could be mad. Megan only hid it, after all, since she thought it was the best for him. It was not easy to take care of two newborns, but she could pull it off in the end.
Reaping The Rewards
How did Jake feel about this betrayal, if you could even 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’re glad that even when she started acting strangely, he didn’t lose trust in her!