Tomorrow is my nephew's 21st birthday. I can still remember the day he was born. I was a senior in high school and getting ready to leave on a trip to Florida with the school band. My sister went into labor and we rushed the couple hours away to get to her. It wasn't a simple birth but all was well and he arrived healthy. I remember holding him for the first time in the hospital room. It was the first time I had held a baby so new.
After he was born I went to call Shawn, my then boyfriend, now husband. As I was walking to the waiting area to find the phone I passed several expectant mothers. I distinctly remember overhearing a conversation between a nurse and a woman who looked desperate to go into labor. She was telling the nurse they had tried everything, bumpy roads, walking and nothing was working. The nurse's response was priceless, "Well, you could always try doing what got you pregnant in the first place!" I giggled to myself and thought, really? That's an actual suggestion?
Tomorrow will be nice. It's always fun to get together with my whole family even if it is just for a few hours. There's always lots of laughter which is the best part of being together as a family.