Monday, November 17, 2008

Grandpa Goes to the Hospital

Kinda sounds like the title of a children's book, right?  Well, let me explain:

One of the blessings in our church is the large number of children that the Lord has blessed our congregation with.  In fact, we currently have 5 ladies who are expecting:  Two in January, one in April, one in May, and one in June.  Last week at this time it was 6 ladies, but one of them just gave birth yesterday morning.  And one of the privileges that I have as the pastor is that I get to go visit the families in the hospital after the birth of their children.  And so this morning, I headed to one of the hospitals in the area to visit the newest member of our congregation, a little girl named Gretchen.  As I'm sitting there visiting with the family, an older lady walks in from some organization (I can't remember the name now) that gives free reading material to families and encourages moms and dads to read with their children (which, of course, is a good thing).  Anyway, the lady walks in and congratulates the mom and dad and then she looks at me and says, "You must be the grandpa."  Now I know that I'm not 25 anymore, but I'm only 10 years older than the father of this little girl and yet, this lady thinks that I'm the grandpa.  After finding out that I was a pastor, she later tried to cover herself by saying, "Well, all pastors are kind of like grandpas."  Nice try, lady.

Well, that's all for now:  "Grandpa" has to go outside and rake some leaves before it's time for his afternoon nap.

8 comments:

Zepmom said...

Kevin, I'm still laughing. Well, grandpas are getting younger and younger, not to mention what a wonderful thing it is to be a grandpa...to quote Indiana Jones though...'It's not the years, it's the mileage.'

Al said...

hahahahaahahhahahahahahahaha! this totally makes up for the lousy haircut my boy gave me! way to go, opa!

Joyce said...

Woohoo! You probably needed an afternoon nap after the shock of that comment!Travis is going to be giving you a hard time, I imagine. :)

Kevin Efflandt said...

I'm glad to make your day, Zepmom and Al :)

You're right, Joyce, I'm sure this one is going to get a lot of mileage.

amy said...

I say it has more to do with the fact that Travis looks barely old enough to be a dad!

And PS you are impressive remembering when everyone is due!

Oh and also! I'd bet $5 someone else in the congregation is pregnant but just not sharing yet (some people can keep secrets).

Kevin Efflandt said...

Hi Amy...well, that was kind of my hope...that Travis and Teresa just look very, very young...young enough to have a 42 year old father :)

Hmmmm...do you have some insider information?

Marmee said...

Amy, now you have me guessing big time!!! Are you guessing yourself or do you know something for sure?

amy said...

Oh I am just guessing. Betting wouldn't be fair otherwise! I just have a feeling. We will see.