This soon-to-be dad had a heartwarming reaction to a pregnancy announcement 17 years in the making.

Dana Griffin-Graves and her husband, Arkell Graves, started trying to have kids shortly after they got married 17 years ago.

Like many young couples, they thought they wouldn't have trouble starting a family and never expected the challenges that came next.

Four miscarriages.


A stillborn birth at six months.

It was a seemingly endless stretch of heartache.

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For women in their childbearing years, the chances of having a miscarriage are anywhere from 10% to 25%. And women who've had previous miscarriages have a slightly elevated risk of having another one. It's a sadly common, heartbreaking experience that many don't discuss.

Five years ago, the couple decided to stop trying to conceive. They didn't want to go through the heartbreak again.

But in September, Griffin-Graves learned she was expecting.

She'd started walking with her friends but wasn't losing weight. When she went to the doctor, she was surprised to learn she was five months pregnant.

Now the fun part: telling her husband.

She placed a bag of buns in the oven next to a photo of her sonogram and filmed his reaction to share with family.

In less than a minute, Graves goes through a range of emotions.

From shock:

To joy:


To so much love:

But when he learns his wife is having a boy, Graves is beside himself:

He is overcome with emotion, crying happy tears into his shirt. It's a beautiful, moving display of love and gratitude.

Congrats to the happy couple.

Wishing you a smooth pregnancy and many wonderful years to come.

Grab some tissues and watch Griffin's heartwarming reaction in its entirety.

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When a pet is admitted to a shelter it can be a traumatizing experience. Many are afraid of their new surroundings and are far from comfortable showing off their unique personalities. The problem is that's when many of them have their photos taken to appear in online searches.

Chewy, the pet retailer who has dedicated themselves to supporting shelters and rescues throughout the country, recognized the important work of a couple in Tampa, FL who have been taking professional photos of shelter pets to help get them adopted.

"If it's a photo of a scared animal, most people, subconsciously or even consciously, are going to skip over it," pet photographer Adam Goldberg says. "They can't visualize that dog in their home."

Adam realized the importance of quality shelter photos while working as a social media specialist for the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"The photos were taken top-down so you couldn't see the size of the pet, and the flash would create these red eyes," he recalls. "Sometimes [volunteers] would shoot the photos through the chain-link fences."

That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."

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Dr. David McPhee offers advice for talking to someone living in a different time in their head.

Few things are more difficult than watching a loved one's grip on reality slipping away. Dementia can be brutal for families and caregivers, and knowing how to handle the various stages can be tricky to figure out.

The Alzheimer's Association offers tips for communicating in the early, middle and late stages of the disease, as dementia manifests differently as the disease progresses. The Family Caregiver Alliance also offers advice for talking to someone with various forms and phases of dementia. Some communication tips deal with confusion, agitation and other challenging behaviors that can come along with losing one's memory, and those tips are incredibly important. But what about when the person is seemingly living in a different time, immersed in their memories of the past, unaware of what has happened since then?

Psychologist David McPhee shared some advice with a person on Quora who asked, "How do I answer my dad with dementia when he talks about his mom and dad being alive? Do I go along with it or tell him they have passed away?"

McPhee wrote:

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