“Well, I’m waiting for my wife, we’re expecting a child. It’s going to happen, but when? We don’t know yet. So, I’m quite impatient, yeah. To see his little face. I can’t be with her right now because she’s in the emergency room, and I can’t go there. I’ll be able to go when she gives birth, when the labor starts. She has contractions, but the cervix isn’t open enough yet. If it doesn’t happen then we’ll have to go back home tonight, and come back later.
She isn’t scared, I’m happy about that. She isn’t worrying, it’s all just happiness. She experienced her pregnancy fully, I think. And it’s the first one. It’s going to change my life, many things. Really being here for your child and your wife. I’ve been waiting for that moment, to fight for your family, to give your best to make everyone happy. It’s a real achievement. The two of us had different experiences, we enjoyed life a lot, we travelled a lot. But now it’s time to settle down, to create a family life, to have projects, a house.
We were really lucky to find each other, we have the same expectations and all. She makes me progress on everything. In my work for example: I was in the same company in France for 16 years, and I came to work here. It’s a radical change. Someone who doesn’t belittle me, who’s always there to support me. I’ve never experienced that much support before. That’s why I tell myself she’s really the right person for me. Someone who boosts me. Because I’m kind of quiet.
Ooh, she’s calling me! “Hello? Yes? Yeah… Ok… They said? Ah… Ok… Tonight? You decide, if you want to stay or not. We can go home and come back later. Ok, ok. Well, I don’t know, it’s up to you. Yeah, we can meet in front? But you can stay if you don’t feel like it… Yeah… Ok. Then I’ll wait for you outside.” It’s not happening now! We’re going back home because she prefers us to be together. She’s starting to be in pain now… I need to be there for her, to relieve her pain. It’s a lot work!”
(Les Augustins | translated from French)