A Man Lost It When His Wife Told Him She Was Pregnant After Four Miscarriages And A Stillbirth
The couple had given up.
A video of a Virginia man breaking down when he learned his wife is pregnant after years of trying is warming hearts all over the internet.
Dana Griffin-Graves told BuzzFeed News that she and her husband, Arkell Graves, started trying to have a child soon after their wedding 17 years ago.
She said they assumed they wouldn't have issues having a family.
"We had everything planned," she said.
But the couple struggled. Griffin-Graves said that she delivered one stillborn baby at six months and had four miscarriages. About five years ago, she said, they decided to let go of their dream of getting pregnant.
"It just didn't work out, so we kind of gave up," she said.
But recently, Griffin-Graves was shocked when she discovered she was five months pregnant.
She decided to surprise her husband by putting buns in their oven and putting the baby's ultrasound picture next to the buns. She then filmed his reaction to show their family later.
Griffin-Graves told her husband to look in the oven. At first he didn't get it, but then it dawned on him.
He seemed stunned, with a huge grin on his face. "You're pregnant?!" he kept saying.
His wife then tells him she's five months along, and that the baby is a boy. Unable to contain his emotion, Arkell Graves breaks down.
The video was soon picked up by the local news, and many people on YouTube said they were incredibly touched by the couple's story.
Griffin-Graves said she has been shocked by the reaction to the video, especially since she only sent the YouTube link to eight people.
"I thought that this was going to be for family only," she said.