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18. The Bad News
David and Melissa had been a happily married
for six years. They lived a comfortably modest
in a small apartment and had been saving
for years in preparation for the next giant
in their life: a baby. However, after repeatedly
to get pregnant for a whole year, they
a doctor and received devastating news. Melissa would
unable to conceive a child for the rest
The bad news struck Melissa terribly
. Seeing his wife in such a distraught and
state broke David's heart. "Don't worry," he told
. "I'm going to make you the happiest woman
the planet, even if it's just the two
us." He then went to the bank, took
all their savings that had been held for
baby, and set out to do whatever he
to cheer his wife up.
Since they no
had to be careful with how much money
spent, David began splurging on everything he could
of. First, he took Melissa shopping for the
and most beautiful clothes she could dream of.
, they took an exotic vacation to the Florida
, where they spent a month exploring every island
spending thousands of dollars on the most beautiful
, and most delicious foods they could find.
finally returned home. Melissa said,"Oh, David! Everything is
! I'm actually glad we don't have a child."
smiled, content with his wife's happiness, and walked
to check their voicemails from when they were
. The machine bleeped and then their doctor's voice
on saying, "Hi guys. Great news! There was
mistake in the test results. You are actually
weeks pregnant! It's Triplets."