Soldier surprise with a twist

11:31 AM, May 17, 2013   |    comments
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WILMINGTON, North Carolina (WECT) -- An Army wife who lost over 100 pounds while her husband was away in Afghanistan surprised him Wednesday when he arrived at Wilmington International Airport.

Misty Shaffer, who once weighed over 300 pounds, hasn't seen her husband in over a year. She hid her new look.

"I just kept pictures off Facebook, off the internet," Misty said. "When I did send him pictures, they were from the shoulder up."

Misty's new look wasn't the only surprise waiting for Specialist Larry Shaffer when he stepped off the plane. Their three year old daughter, Nevaeh, would look a lot bigger after a year. And the biggie---a new house.

"He's been wanting to buy a house now forever and I went and did it while he was gone," Misty said.

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