What do you do when you have been officially married for 15 years?
Well, I don't know about you, but today I did my mom stuff: diapers, sick babies, homeschool, grocery shopping, etc. Rinar stayed home today and he got to help me. He took the boys to their music lessons and helped with the kids. I even had him do geography with Raef and Zach while I went to the store.
Then we planned to go to dinner tonight. He was going to take me to a nice restaurant. However, my friend Amy had invited me to come to the home birth of baby #5. The baby was overdue and finally I got the call this evening around 5:30. I was so happy I would be able to come. So Rinar and I did a quick dinner at Cafe Rio and as I was halfway through my chicken tostada her sister called to tell me she was dilated to a 5. I was glad because I knew I would be able to finish my dinner.
Then we went over there and Rinar waited out in the living room with the kids. Amy was sitting on the toilet and I had no idea how close she was to giving birth. Sure enough, 10 minutes after I got there she calmly (and I really mean that) eased out a baby boy. Yes, the kid was born on the toilet. But gravity was a good thing tonight. It was amazing. I am so grateful I could experience the miracle of birth the natural way and that it wasn't me. She looked fantastic and the baby is beautiful. He has a lot of hair and a nice loud cry. The name is yet to be decided.
We talked for a little bit and then went to finish our date at Cheesecake Factory for dessert. Then when we got home I spent some time drawing with Raef. He is quite the kid.
So now you know what you do when you celebrate 15 years of marriage. The good thing is that I will always remember the birth date for Amy and Stan's 5th child, November 24, 2010.
Happy Anniversary Rinar. It feels like a lifetime ago that we were married, and yet it has been in a blink of an eye. Time really does fly. I am a totally different person than that 19 year-old girl you married. You make me a better person and you are my love for eternity.