She was filming him opening the gift when he stopped and looked at her, confused. The next few words that came out of her mouth changed his world forever. And he couldn’t stop the tears from falling.
Krista and Erik Boord are a husband and wife from Seminole, Florida. From the outside they’re a normal couple, but something happened in 2014 that makes their story extra special.
One day, Krista took her husband out for a meal to celebrate his new job. But there was another reason she had invited him out for dinner. And it was a secret only Krista knew about.
First, the couple took their seats at their table and Krista handed Erik a card. She filmed him as he opened it and read what she had written inside. And then he simply smiled at her and said, “Thank you, honey.”
Then Krista pushed a wrapped gift in his direction. Eager to see what was inside, Erik began unwrapping it at the dinner table. Krista, however, made sure that she was filming the whole thing on her phone. Because this wasn’t your usual promotion gift.
Out of the wrapping paper Erik pulled a rectangular box. He began trying to get into it. And eventually, he found something wrapped up in tissue paper inside. He pulled it out, and Krista filmed him exclaiming “Yay!” when he realized what it was.
It was a Pocket Plus, a useful device for carrying stuff around. Erik was clearly happy with his gift, exclaiming “No more fanny packs!” But then, Krista said something which made him look closer.
“There’s something inside,” she told him. And so Erik opened up one of the velcro pockets and pulled something out. The object appeared to baffle him at first. But it had some writing on the side which he proceeded to read out.
“Clearblue,” he said before looking up at his wife who was still filming. Krista then said something that changed his life forever. And Erik burst into tears as soon as he understood what she was telling him.
Krista said the following words to her confused husband: “The job is you’re going to be a father.” His jaw dropped and he covered his mouth with his hands as his wife confirmed, “We’re pregnant!”
The amazing news brought Erik to tears almost immediately. In fact, the father-to-be took off his glasses and collapsed onto the table. He was totally overwhelmed by his wife’s news.
But through the tears he managed to say, “That’s pretty serious,” before he covered his face once more in disbelief. “What am I going to do with you?” he said, making the camerawoman, Krista, giggle.
Now it was Krista’s turn to talk. “I’m sorry we’re not actually celebrating your promotion, we’re celebrating that you’re going to be a dad.” It was clear, however, that Erik never saw this announcement coming.
The video then ends with Erik simply saying, “Oh my God.” The news was obviously still sinking in when Krista turned the camera off. But there’s a reason this news meant so much to this particular couple.
A Facebook post on the popular “Love What Matters” page reveals more about the couple’s past. The page features a post written by Krista which explains their longstanding desire to have children.
“My husband and I had struggled with trying to have a child for five years and came to a point where we found peace with the idea that we may never have children,” it reads.
Then she explained how the couple had learned to see the bigger picture. “I know that through this hard time God was teaching us that our joy and fulfillment in life doesn’t come through marriage, or children, or anything else you may think you need to obtain to be happy.”
And so as difficult as it was for them they accepted that they might be childless forever. But then the unexpected happened: the couple got pregnant after all. And so Krista planned this ingenious way to give Erik the good news.
It’s no wonder, then, that Erik broke down into tears at the restaurant. It was something that they had both wanted for so long. So how are the happy couple doing these days?
Well, the couple now have a beautiful little boy and both Krista and Erik have a “new job” being parents. Krista’s idea to film her husband receiving the big news, meanwhile, got her nearly 50,000 views — and one very happy husband.