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.