The sun was shining right in John’s face as he ran his 2 miles for the day in the Dessert. John was sent back to the dessert for six months after he made Tech. John was into his Fourth month deployment and he was more than ready to get back home to his loving wife Maddie. He finished his run and went back to his room to take a cold shower. He would have taken a hot shower, but it was already hot outside.
John stepped out of the shower and decided to try and get a hold of his wife Maddie. He tried a few times, but was unsuccessful so he went to bed and waited until he got up for work. John was in the Air force doing maintenance work. He really did not like his job, but he thought that he had to start somewhere. He was doing the fuel tank which was a job that he told many that wanted to go into the Air force not to do. His job was rough and he was tired of smelling like fuel.
The clock struck five am and John was trying to hit the snooze button to get a few more minutes of rest. He knew he had to get up, so he eased himself up off the hard bed and walked to the bathroom. He glared at the computer to find a message from Maddie. He was by then wide awake and ran to the computer to read what she had written.
“Dear John I am always thinking about you and I hope that you are thinking about me too. I am sorry that I missed your call. I was visiting mother in the hospital and did not make it home until really late. I did not want to wake you, so I wrote you this letter instead. I love and miss you, be safe until we kiss again. Hugs and kisses.”
Love, Maddie Wells
John was smiling from ear to ear with excitement. He was so happy that he was able to hear from his wife even though they were not talking face to face on t...
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...for two, because she thought that just maybe John would actually show up and surprise her.
John was sitting on the next row of roses looking at Maddie. She did not notice him there at first, but then when she turned to her right side she saw his face. John was sitting there smiling and holding a black box in his hand. Maddie looked at the box and gave John a huge smile.
“I am guessing you want to renew our vows?”
“Yes I thought that this would be the perfect place. I mean after acting like a jerk for a while.”
Maddie put on the new ring and gave John a huge hug. He told her that he wanted to make sure that his month off was special. Maddie was just glad that John was okay and that they were spending the day together in the Garden of Love where they first met. Walking hand in hand through the garden was a special moment that neither of them will ever forget.
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