Nathan Nenninger, a soldier from Wentzville, hasn't been home since March.
Wednesday, his wife finally welcomed him home from Afghanistan, but she was worried he was going to make her wait a little longer.
Jessica Nenninger welcomed home her husband at Lambert. Nathan will be home for a few weeks this holiday season.
The Nenninger's may be saving the best Christmas surprise for Friday. That's when they'll travel to Cape Girardeau to surprise their kids. They've been staying with their grandparents.
UPDATE: The Nenninger's surprised their kids! Watch the video here.