San Antonio marathon had sweet finish for surprised wife

At the finish line, Sgt. Jonathan Gillis hugs his wife, Giselle, after she finished the half marathon in the Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Marathon and 1/2 Marathon, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Gilles, who was deployed to Afghanistan with the Texas Army National Guard, surprised his wife at the event. He arrived with his company to Camp Atterbury, Indiana last week but told his wife that his arrival would be delayed due to dental surgery.

From 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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