Grab The Tissues: This Pregnancy Announcement Gone Viral Will Have You In Tears
If you’re looking for your morning cry, I have just what you need, straight from Virginia couple Dana Griffin-Graves and her husband Arkell Graves.
The couple have been trying to get pregnant for the past 17 years with no luck. The Graves told WRIC, an ABC affiliate, that Dana had four miscarriages and suffered a stillbirth when the fetus was six months old. After so much devastation, the couple had given up their dream of getting pregnant.
But recently, Dana surprised her husband with some amazing news.
She prepared dinner and when Arkell walked in the kitchen to eat, she told him that there was some more stuff in the oven.
He opened it to find buns as well as pictures from her ultrasound.
I don’t want to ruin any more of the surprise. Check out the amazing moment and Arkell’s heartwarming reaction in the video she secretly recorded below.
Dana only suspected something was up when, after walking with her friends, she wasn’t losing weight like they were. When she went to the doctor, she learned not only was she pregnant, she was five months along. She immediately began scheming of a way to tell her husband. Since she was five months, she was able to tell him the sex of the child. Their baby boy is due on February 16.
She uploaded the video to YouTube with the caption:
Have your tissues ready! After 4 miscarriages and 1 stillborn birth, we had given up on the idea of having babies of our own, especially at our age…But God!
The video has since gone viral with over a 1.5 million views. Griffin-Graves said she is shocked by the way the video is being shared especially since she only sent the YouTube link to eight people.
“I thought that this was going to be for family only.”
Nope, we’re all sharing in this joy.
Arkell and Dana said these days strangers walk up to the couple already knowing a bit of their story.
Arkell recalled one incident in particular.
“A lady just came up to me and said you’re the big guy who was on there crying. Everything is going to be ok. I’m praying for you. You know in these times we need prayer. So I will take all the prayers I don’t care how they come.”
Dana told WRIC, she’s hoping her story can be a source of encouragement for others.
“It shows that God is able to do any and all things and so I’m grateful and I said if it can help someone else and give them hope that it can happen, then you know that’s what it’s about,”
If you’re like me and just can’t get enough of this sweetness, you can watch their WRIC interview here.
Congratulations to Arkell and Dana! We’re praying for them too.