I decided to surprise my husband at work only to discover he was on vacation

I DECIDED TO SURPRISE MY HUSBAND AT WORK, ONLY TO DISCOVER HE WAS ON VACATION — THE TRUTH HE KEPT HIDDEN FROM ME CHANGED OUR LIVES FOREVER I work from home, which allows me to be a stay-at-home mother to our four children. My husband works in IT, leaving for the office every day from 9 am to 6 pm. With the kids at school, I thought it would be a lovely gesture to prepare a homemade dinner and surprise him at his office, something I had done a few times before. However, when I arrived at his office and asked for him, I was shocked to be told he had been on a two-week vacation. This was baffling, as he left for work every morning as usual. Determined to uncover the truth, I decided to follow my husband the next day. Leaving the kids with my mother, I took a taxi and trailed him. My heart sank and I couldn’t believe my eyes when he stopped at the house of my…

Julia had some free time, so she went to see her husband at his job and brought him lasagna. She was excited to surprise him, but when she got there, a co-worker told her that Ban was on vacation for two weeks.

Julia felt puzzled. She couldn’t understand how he could be on vacation when he left home early in the morning and returned late, claiming to be busy with work.

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Once more, she inquired if they were sure her husband wasn’t present, and received the same response.

Upon arriving home, she pondered what her husband might be up to if he said he was at work.

That night, instead of confronting him, she chose to secretly trail him the next day.

Julia made plans with her mother to drop off the kids at school, then got in her car and followed Ben. When he stopped at her sister’s house, Julia felt her heart drop. Was Ben cheating on her with her own sister?

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Julia was shocked by what she saw. She knew Ben and her sister Kate were good friends, but she couldn’t figure out why he would visit her sister instead of going to work.

She observed carefully before jumping to any conclusions, noticing Ben and Kate seated at the table surrounded by a pile of papers.

Julia, feeling uncertain about what to do, reached out to the family lawyer, Carla, who had previously assisted them with legal issues and whose judgment she trusted. After detailing the situation, Carla advised, “Before making any assumptions, gather solid evidence, Julia. It’s crucial to have certainty before pursuing any legal action.”

Julia acknowledged Carla’s insight and decided to revisit Kate’s home to capture some photos of her and Ben. The expressions on their faces hinted at a secret plan in the making. The question lingered: what were they scheming?

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After getting back into the car, Julia wasted no time in contacting James, Kate’s husband. She seemed visibly troubled as she shared her concerns about a potential affair between Ben and Kate. “James, it’s Julia. We have to talk about Ben and Kate,” she expressed.

There was a pause. “Julia, calm down. What’s going on?”

“I think they are having an affair,” Julia blurted out. “What should I do?”

“Julia, don’t be ridiculous, they not cheating on you. I swear it. What makes you think that?”

“I have my reasons,” she replied. “You’ll see, I’ll prove it!”

Julia, unable to contain her anger, went back to Kate’s house and peered through the window upon hearing her sister talking to her husband on the phone. “Julia just phoned me,” James’s voice came through. “She’s really concerned, she thinks we’re having an affair.”

Ben nodded. “So, she is unaware of everything.”

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“That’s great!” Kate replied, her tone filled with excitement.

“Our plan is working,” Ben added.

Julia reached her breaking point, she walked into the room and directly addressed her husband and her sister.

“You lying, cheating traitors! How could you do this to me?”

Ben rose from his seat and attempted to soothe her, imploring her to allow him to clarify the situation. “Clarify what? That my spouse is being unfaithful with my own sister?” Julia wailed, struggling to contain her emotions.

Ben reiterated to Julia, “It’s not what you’re assuming. I went on a trip to prepare a surprise for you.”

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Julia expressed her bitterness, questioning, “A surprise? Meeting at Kate’s house every day is considered a surprise?”

Ben affirmed confidently, “I had intentions of fulfilling your dream. You’ve always mentioned wanting to own a coffee shop, haven’t you?”

Kate walked up with a stack of papers in her hand. “Ben used his inheritance to purchase a coffee shop for you. We’ve been preparing the business plan and handling all the legal documents here.”

Julia was left speechless. “A coffee shop? For me?”

Ben agreed and mentioned that he required assistance from Kate and James to execute his plan. He showed them the necessary documents, such as the lease and renovation plans, to ensure everything was in order before involving them.

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Julia was in shock when she heard the news. A coffee shop just for her! Owning a place like that had always been her biggest dream, and now her husband was actually making it happen.

“Oh my goodness, Ben… I’m so sorry. I thought…I thought you were…”

Ben said, “I know,” as he hugged her tightly. “I should have told you, but I wanted it to be a surprise, I wanted to see your face when I handed you the keys.”

“I’m such an idiot,” Julia sobbed into his chest. “I’m so sorry.”

“Shh, it’s okay. I understand why you felt that way. But Julia, I love you. I would never betray you.”

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The next day, Julia, Ben, Kate, and James signed the last documents. Julia was thrilled to have her own coffee shop. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee brought back memories of her husband’s love.

They turned the coffee shop into a special place, where dreams came true and love and trust were the key elements in every dish.

Reflecting on everything, Julia realized she should never have doubted her husband.

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