Husband weeps when he finds out wife is pregnant after 17 years of trying



DINWIDDE COUNTY, Va. - A father-to-be wept uncontrollably when he found out his wife was pregnant. They've been trying to grow their family for 17 years without any luck.

The couple lives in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. Dana Griffin-Graves and her husband Arkell Graves were getting ready for dinner one night when she asked him to open the oven an take a look inside. She secretly recorded the moment. 

He opened the oven, then immediately whipped around, staring at his wife in shock.

"You're pregnant!" he exclaimed over and over again. Dana told WRIC that she placed ultrasound photos in the oven, right next to a package of buns.

His wife told him she's already five months along, and she's expecting a baby boy on Feb. 16.

That's when her husband started to weep uncontrollably.


The couple told WRIC that they struggled for 17 years to have a child. Dana had four miscarriages and suffered a stillbirth.

“It was definitely a struggle. A roller coaster with emotions going back and forth,” said Dana.

Last week, she was shocked and thrilled to find out she was nearly five months along.

She recorded her husband’s reaction and posted it to Facebook to share with friends and family, but it has been viewed thousands of times by people all across the country.

Arkell says a stranger recognized him at a gas station this week.

“A lady just came up to me and said, ‘You’re the big guy who was on there crying,” Arkell said. “‘Everything is going to be okay. 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.”


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