Being away from people you love is never an easy thing. What’s even harder is the fact that sometimes, you don’t get to have a choice because it is simply something that you have to do, something that is part of your duty to others.
One particular couple know just how this feels. For the past eight months, this couple, who just got married, spent their first few months as husband and wife away from each other. And the reason? They were in the line of duty.
According to CBS, 2nd lieutenant Jamie Douglas just got home from her deployment in Iraq when she learned that her husband, 2nd lieutenant Jordan Pruitt, was currently at Fort Sam Houston Training Center and was receiving medical training.
She went to visit her husband who was not aware that she was already back. As she went to the classroom, Jordan immediately saw her and he could not stop himself from running to her side.
It had been eight months since they last spent time together. During this time, it is natural to feel sad and empty without your better half. This must be the reason why Jordan was pleasantly surprised when he saw the love of his life standing before him. A rush of emotions hit him all at once.
He did not waste any time at all in making her feel just how much he missed her. He went running and enveloped her in a tight embrace. He even lifted her up out of so much joy!
Leaving for a foreign place such as Iraq to fulfill your national duty as part of the military is definitely a noble and honorable act. However, it is still a huge deal to be far from your family in the process. But, the reality of a soldier’s life is that these kinds of sacrifices are non-negotiable. It is difficult but it must be done because it is part of who they are and what they signed up for.
Their life as a married couple may be unusual because they need to be apart from each other from time to time. But, this does not change the fact that they love each other and they both love what they do. It is what makes this extraordinary couple very inspiring. And their love is something that people can definitely look up to when it comes to knowing the real value of sacrifice and genuine care for the nation.
This military couple’s reunion is absolutely touching and a joy to see.