Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.



Psalm 126:5-6

Monday, March 1, 2010

You Know You Have A Large Family When....

First of all I know there are many out there who have larger families than us so sometimes I struggle with using titles like these because I really don't know when a family falls into this category. But I guess after yesterday's incident I am pretty sure we are a large family.

We arrived at church right at 10:30 which is when it starts, so needless to say we were late. All of us quickly jumped out of the van and headed inside to find a seat. Of course today the church was extremely full and the only open seats for all 9 of us to sit together was right up in the front. I really don't like sitting up there but we headed up and squeezed into I think 5 or 6 open seats. The kids shared and daddy and I placed little ones on our laps. The singing had finished and the pastor was praying. When he said Amen my 9 year old looked at me and said,"Mom where's Brecken?" I frantically counted all the kids and realized there were 6 and not 7. I ran out of the church right to the van and there Brecken stood at the door to the van with big tears running down her cheeks. She looked at me and said, "Mommy I thought you had forgotten me and wouldn't come back until church was over." I felt terrible and just held her as I repeatedly told her I was sorry. I think after this I can say we fall into the category of having a large family. I actually forgot one of my kids.

4 comments:

Sally, Greg and Hannah said...

Oops!!! I can't imagine what your poor baby was thinking! So precious. This probably won't be the last time you forget one of your little ones...I remember my parents did it several times with us as well. (One of the times my sister was playing hide and seek at church and hid in someone's car and...well...they left!! WITH my sister in their car. Oops!!! Did they have a suprise when they got home!!) :)

Lori said...

Oh poor Brekky! First the splinter on her birthday that you had to "whiddle" from her poor little foot! Then she ran into the wall/door! Then you LEFT HER in the parking lot at church! I bet she feels like such a LOVED six year old!
Tell that little darlin' Miss Lori says - her sixth year has to start looking up, because it couldn't get any worse :o)

Karen said...

Poor Brecken....this made me smile, though. Been there, done that...and there is only 6 of us=)!

Erik and Lorraine said...

If it makes you feel any better...my mom did that with one of my brothers. There are 5 of us kids. She actually got in her car and left him at the restaurant! He was too busy playing on Bob Big Boy! Not sure how far into her car ride home that she realized she left a kid behind!