After reading the final letter she’d ever receive from her missionary, Jones jumped out of the box.
“When I saw the disbelief on her face and the tears on her eyes, I knew I’d remember that moment forever,” Jones said. “It was priceless.”
Haslam was beyond words. All she could say was, “This is not real life.”
Jones wanted his family and friends to experience the joy the couple was feeling, so he put together a video of the reunion and put it on YouTube.
“Our response to the video has been crazy, everyone has been texting us and telling us they saw it,” Haslam said. “Even my little brother told me his friend's mom watched it and cried.”
Reuniting with each other was one of the best moments of their relationship — one they knew would’ve been impossible had he not made the decision to serve a mission.
“I think Brittany and I will always look back on the mission as the greatest experience even though we were apart,” Jones said. “There was so much growth in our relationship. It was an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything.”
Megan Marsden is an intern with the Deseret News writing for the Faith & Family section. She is currently a junior at BYU-Idaho studying communication. The views of the writer do not reflect the views of BYU-Idaho.
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