We had the most eventful day Sunday, I don't think we've ever had a day so jam packed, but it sure was fun! We started our morning out by going to Krispy Kreme for breakfast, Skylar had a coupon from a birthday party at school this past week, and it felt special getting up and going to a restaurant for breakfast, something we never do. The hot and now sign was on and the kids got to look through their viewing glass wall to watch how the donuts are made and glazed, YUM! Then we headed next door to NewSprings church, we were just visiting away from our home church because of our busy day, oh, and the Gun Show was in the same building lol. Mitch has been wanting to go to this gun show for weeks, and he got the kids all excited about the event too, though I believe they were convinced that they were going to get to shoot a gun (nope, sorry, just shopping). The kids had a great time exploring and looking, and making a wish list of hats, pocket knifes, compasses, and cricket guns lol. Of course right before we left I lost my son!! This show room is huge, crowded, and you could walk around this place for hours without bumping into the same person twice. He was right beside me the whole time, then in just a moment he was gone, he disappeared from me! I looked around me, I didn't panic at first when I asked Mitch if he could see Maddox and he said no. We looked around and around, and around, but I could not find him! We decided that I would stay where we were continuing to look for him while Mitch took Skylar and they went out further searching for him. As seconds ticked on, they felt like minutes, which felt like an eternity, especially to have a young child missing. I approached a man with a tag on, asking him to help me find my son, I gave him a description and he lead me to a table where men would make an announcement for Maddox to come up front, once the announcement was made I just knew that Maddox wouldn't be able to hear or understand the intercom (which he didn't). Police showed up, and asked for a description, and in my panic I could not remember the shirt he was wearing! What is wrong with me! Time and details are precious and I cannot remember the shirt that I put on my son that morning! I could tell them just how tall he was, hair color, haircut, that he had blue jeans on, but I couldn't remember the shirt! Police were looking for him, Mitch was looking for him, men working their gun show tables were up looking for him, some random old lady was looking for him, and a million different horrible scenarios were running through my mind, but the most realist one was that he was probably in the middle of this big 'ole room scared to death looking for me! I started to shake, cry, and pray to Jesus, thinking to myself, how could I be so stupid for losing my son. Finally, the original man that I went to, to ask for help walked up with my son. I believe only a total of 10 minutes passed since I first realized he was missing to the moment I had him back in my arms. I thanked Jesus, that man, and the police, I was so thankful he was found, and you know what??? Not only was Maddox not scared, I'm pretty sure he didn't even realize that he was lost! The man who found him said that he was just wondering and looking around, too distracted by all the cool guns I guess. I told him that he gave me a thousand heart attacks and for him to never leave my side again! I swear it took forever for my nerves to settle down, I still shudder thinking about it. Drama and panic aside, it was now time to go to the circus (as if we didn't already have enough excitement!).
The circus was a ton of fun! and I hope these memories stick with the kids :)
After the circus we went to Zone Wings to chow down on pizza and wings and watch the first half of the Super Bowl on probably about 20 tvs surrounding us. The places wasn't even crowded, so it was an enjoyable time :)
Our day was busy, our day was fun, and filled with blessings!