It’s Five Minute Friday with Lisa Jo Baker and the topic is Lost – 5 minutes – no more so here goes.
Have you ever lost a child in a store? We lost ours once at church. Oh yes we did. I was reminded that Jesus was left in Jerusalem – his parents were traveling with family.
We lived about 15 minutes away and were having some friends over for dinner that evening after church. So I grabbed my 4 year old daughter and jumped in the car with the woman and her children and my hubby was coming in another car with her spouse.
I got home and started getting things ready and about 15 minutes later my husband walks in and I say where’s our son and he said I thought you had him. Well it’s dark outside and our church was in a bad neighborhood. We both panicked and he was heading out the door to go back to church when the phone rang. A voice on the phone says “have you lost a child” and I started laughing. Some good friends saw him walking around the parking lot – he was only about 7 years old.
Lesson learned from this grandmother – always make sure if you are separating that you know who the kids are riding home with. Mine are grown now but it’s a good lesson for our new grandchild and kids to learn.