They’re in labor! Two weeks after their emotional pregnancy video went viral literally around the world, Arkell Graves is asking for prayers for his wife Dana Griffin-Graves and their soon-to-be first child.
“Today, our baby will have to be delivered, at 24 weeks and one day,” a post on the Arkell & Dana’s Baby Bun Facebook page detailed.
“As Dana is in critical care, her body has endured all it can take. We are believing God. It’s always been in His Hands, so we hold on to Him. Please keep us in your prayers today and always. We apologize that we are unable to answer every call, text and message, but please know that we appreciate you. Help us thank Him in advance for the miracle that is about to happen. #DeliveryDay #KeepPraying”
The couple made international headlines and tears flow just a couple of weeks earlier when they posted their emotional pregnancy video online.
Dana Griffin-Graves said she and her husband started trying to have kids after they got married 17 years ago. But after miscarriage after miscarriage, they pretty much gave up hope.
“It just didn’t work out, so we kind of gave up,” Dana said.
The couple didn’t anticipate the struggles that were ahead. After delivering a stillborn baby at six months, and four miscarriages, the couple decided to let go of their dream of being parents.
So time passed and their hearts began to heal. Dana recently started walking with her friends, but she wasn’t losing weight like they were. So she went to the doctor. That’s when she found out she’s five months pregnant.
“I was ecstatic,” she said. “We hadn’t planned anything, we weren’t trying.” But then they were blessed with a child and she captured her creative announcement to her husband on video and posted it to youtube. The video now has over 10 million views worldwide.
We stand in prayer with them today that their baby will be delivered healthy and strong so that they will be able to share in the joy of parenthood.