"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Monday, February 6, 2012

the girl's got wheels











After much reading and nail-biting... she had all the right answers (except for one). I've already experienced this twice before.  That time when your young lady (or young man) sprouts wheels... Congratulations Erin!

Blessings, Debbie

25 comments:

  1. Congratulations! A big day indeed. I passed my test on my mother's birthday. I remind her each year!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have four down, one still to go. I must say though that I really don't like being driven around by someone I gave birth too! Congratulations Erin!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Congratulations, Erin!! I do remember how fun it was to have a teenager who loved to run errands just to get to drive!! ;) Great help. blessings ~ tanna

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yeah for Erin. I can't imagine how nerve wracking for both of you (you and Erin that is).

    I've never taken a driver's exam. I grew up in rural Kansas and if you passed the school Driver's Education course you automatically got your license!

    The thought of either of my girls behind the wheel is quite intimidating. Dad is definitely teaching them - not me!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. It's a right of passage! I still worry when mine are driving...

    ReplyDelete
  6. Aw, congratulations to her! To me, it was not at all unlike that moment when Dad let go of the bike and I watched my girls swooosh off on their own.

    Good grief. Believe it or not, I'm crying now.

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a happy day that is, when they pass their driving test. Of course the nail-biting still goes on for the parents. You never outgrow that. Still have to resist the temptation to lecture the boys on their driving skills when we are driving together. And they are in their thirties and late twenties!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Probably one of the most important days in a teens life, and one of the scariest in a parents.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Congratulations to Erin! Awesome!

    I've been through it 3 times - Rachel has 3 more years before she can get her permit! I'm okay with that though! I let her drive the riding mower a lot!

    Deanna

    ReplyDelete
  10. Congratulations on getting your first driver's license Erin. It makes getting from here to there so much faster. Enjoy your new privilege. JB

    ReplyDelete
  11. We made it through all 4.....congratulations to all of you!!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wheels! Ack!!!

    I am sorry to say that I am the world's worst mama-to-drivers. My husband has had to teach all three of my drivers. (It is not a good thing to learn from someone who is gasping and gripping the door handle and pressing the imaginary brake pedal. So I defer to him...and I happily teach grammar or cooking or algebra or anything else!)

    Congratulations to Erin...I know she is excited! And kudos to you for being happy for her!

    Safe and happy travels...

    ReplyDelete
  13. Ah, I remember my early driving days, so magical, the freedom .........congratulations to Erin and I'm sure she knows about NOT texting and driving! xo

    ReplyDelete
  14. It just does not seem possible for Erin to be old enough to drive, sigh.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Congrats to erin! Another one down! love,andrea

    ReplyDelete
  16. Are you sad? Only one chick left with no wings...er, wheels.

    ReplyDelete
  17. When I was having babies, I just didn't realize I would be the one to teach them to drive. IF I had known, I might not have had kids. I have one more. I have taught 5 of them to drive, watched five of them drive out of that driveway for the first time, alone.
    The other day I got in the truck with my husband that the kids use and I was having a panic attack. I couldn't figure out why, then I remembered I am always a passenger when someone is learning to drive.
    One more left, then I am done. :)
    Poor guy, He has me to teach him. That is when I know I have true faith issues. :)
    She looks like a lovely driver. Good for her. Good for Mom and Dad!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hooray for sprouting wheels! I think I loved the independence as much or more than the new drivers.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Congratulations! I have yet to take that leap with my children, but it's coming, and I anticipate greeting it with a mixed measure of fear, bittersweetness, and relief.

    ReplyDelete
  20. And off she goes. :) I'm so thankful we still have a few years before our two youngest are at that age...

    ReplyDelete
  21. Yippee!! I'm so proud of you, Erin, for taking "the plunge". It's scary at first, but you'll learn fast and then it's oh so fun. :) Misses <3.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Oh, criminitaly - when it comes to this point, you know they are poised for flight. Wonderful and terrible. Convenient and worrisome. Congratulations - and I'm so sorry.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Ohh congrats!!! Do you know around here David and Auberne` got chased out of school and mall parking lot for practicing driving. Nobody around here will let you. Clarice

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...