Being married to a soldier is a great feat, as you must endure being not with him most of the time.

Larry Schaffer was assigned to Afghanistan in 2012, his wife Misty decided to give him a big surprise in his return.

Misty and Larry Schaffer are high school sweethearts and had been married since 2008. They now have a beautiful daughter.

However, Larry, being an Army specialist, was deployed to Afghanistan for a year. Missing her husband, Misty decided to go on a secret yearlong diet.

She said, “I would eat when I was bored,” she said. “I’d eat three huge meals a day, and then snack in between. Sad or happy, I’d turn to food for everything.” Standing 5 feet 6 inches, Misty reached her heaviest weight at 300 lbs.”

“I just sat in bed one night and was like, ‘”I can do this,” “I need to do this,” Misty added

Misty begins her diet by cutting junk foods and used portion control to get down from a size 24 to a size 6.

Amazingly, her husband was not able to get any hint of her big surprise because Misty would only put pictures of her shot only from her shoulders and up.

And when he returned, he can’t even recognize his wife – his jaw dropped!

But the surprise for Larry doesn’t stop there, two more are waiting for him…

Second, his long overdue reunion with Nevaeh, his adorable 3-year-old daughter.

Third, a new house! Misty bought it while he was abroad.

Watch their touching reunion:

Larry and Misty are the epitomai of true love. Before Misty’s big surprise, Larry never saw his wife weighing less than 220 lbs, not even in high school.

Before and after

True love conquers all, no matter how you look, your size, or your status in life, love knows no bounds!

Via: Slip Talk