Mother Of 11 Celebrates Mother's Day In Lenoir County

For a Lenoir County woman Mother's Day is quite the celebration with the latest gift arriving just three weeks ago. It's the brady bunch plus 5 in La Grange.

Karen Kozel says, "it's just a lot of fun and it doesn't seem burdensome. It's really rejuvenating for us."

To say Karen and her husband William have a few kids would be an understatement.

There is 17 year-old John, 15 year-old Scott, 14 year-old Kent, 14 year-old Kurt, 10 year-old Nick, 9 year-old Ben 8 year-old Luke, 8 year-old Leah, 4 year-old Jake, 2 year-old Jude, and 3 week old Brett

"I guess they are use to it," says Karen talking about her friends and family reacting to her saying their not going to have anymore kids. "

Every time we're like well this is probably it then they are expecting us to have another which we end up having."

Karen says she wouldn't change a thing in the world. She loves having her big family.

"It's really fun. Your either wiping fingers on the little boys or having great discussions with the big guys so it's really a diverse household."

In case your wondering Karen says her husband and 11 children got her a pedicure, manicure, a few purses, and some cards.

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