Christmas surprise will make you smile: Husband left US for six months…but wife, US citizen, decided to crash holiday

Man stunned by American wife who crashed his Thanksgiving dinner is eternally grateful for her, UK newspaper reports. Richard Greig of England had to cancel a planned marathon-running trip to Massachusetts after two years…

Christmas surprise will make you smile: Husband left US for six months...but wife, US citizen, decided to crash holiday

Man stunned by American wife who crashed his Thanksgiving dinner is eternally grateful for her, UK newspaper reports.

Richard Greig of England had to cancel a planned marathon-running trip to Massachusetts after two years of planning last Thanksgiving.

“I said we wouldn’t be together until November,” said the 42-year-old,” but that was six months too soon.

Greig’s wife, Allison, an American living in Portland, was also out of town, and decided to crash the holiday.

The Grantham, England, man was, understandably, livid and ended up leaving the country, this time to visit family in the United States. But he returned at the end of January, and on his return he gave his wife the green light to come and live with him.

Greig has been married to Allison for 20 years, and they have two daughters aged 20 and 12. He and Allison met while working at a gift shop in Portland during the holidays in 1997.

“Allison says to me, ‘I love you, I love my family, I love my relationship with you and I love you,’ and she’s all this. Then I find out she isn’t stupid, she’s not lying to me.”

Greig took time off from running to travel the United States to visit his wife and girls. “The girls really do mean everything to me,” he said. “I miss them, I’ve been going on for two months.

“But I feel like I can come home to them, and I’m trying to be back where I belong.”

Greig has partnered with Graveloes Health Care, a California-based company that helps community hospitals enhance their ground floor space by creating an open and collaborative hospital environment.

Alexandra Strycker, the founder of Graveloes, welcomed Richard Greig back to the hospital, saying “We felt like he’d landed from Mars” after hearing of his decision to give his wife the OK to stay with him.

It’s the first time Graveloes has reunited a patient and their spouse in the United States, a modern approach that allows both parties to connect for a few weeks while healing.

This article originally appeared on MyFoxAtlanta.com

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