While birth can be an amazing experience for a mother, for the father, it is a completely different experience. And for William Trice Battle, he wanted live through the experience right next to his wife as she was delivering.
“I didn’t get to experience it with Kannon (my stepson), and so I knew I wanted to experience it [this time],” William shared with BoredPanda.
“I wanted to be the rock for her during one of the scariest moments of her life. Little did I know that it would end up being one of the scariest moments of my own.”
William decided to write a letter detailing his experience.
“I honestly don’t know how she did it. The pain was so intense, so overwhelming, that even I felt it. Everyone in the room felt it. Yet she pulled through. Her pain was gruesome. Her struggle seemed almost unbearable. I found myself gritting my teeth when she did, tensing my entire body when her contractions hit, and shedding tears along with her. All while realizing that I was merely a passenger, never to truly understand the excruciating pain she was experiencing.”
“She gave her labor every ounce of life and energy she had in her. And then gave a little bit more. And through it all, at the end of it she selflessly gave all of us a glimpse into what she has been enjoying exclusively to herself for the past 9 months. We all finally get to love and hold the boy that she sacrificed her body, comfort, energy, and self for. My son is an absolute miracle. Babies are absolute miracles. But to me, the greater miracle is his mother, who has shown me what selfless sacrifice really is. What love really is. My wife is the real miracle.”
No we aren’t crying, YOU’RE crying!