Thursday, November 24, 2011
My Baby Got her Permit
It is so surreal. When Krissy hit 16, it was hard to wrap my mind around the fact that she is getting so grown up! Then she got the chance to start Driver's Ed. I never really thought too far ahead on her getting through the class and getting her permit. It went sooooo fast!
She was a little nervous and really excited! She was one of 5 kids that showed up to take her permit test. I asked the people that worked there how long the test was and he said generally about 20 minutes. I saw kids go up and get their test corrected and most passed, this one kid did not pass. I felt so bad for him and his mom as I could only imagine that ride home. When another kid passed and his mom was there with him, I gave a little congrats and a clap for them. We were all in the same boat hoping our kids would pass and so the comraderie between us, or at least us parents was fun.
Krissy was not overly confident that she would pass. My mother's intuition was quiet, so I was a little nervous for her sitting in the chairs. I sent up a prayer to my Father to ask him to allow her to pass the first time. Show her how smart she really is and give her confidence!
40 minutes later, Krissy walked up to have her test corrected. I stood beside her. Seeing the lady put down the mapping of correct numbers on top of Krissy's it didn't look too bad. Krissy really thought she didn't pass by the looks of it, not sure why???? She counted up the errors and both Kris and I counting to see if she went over 9 incorrect. She never got to nine. Then she told us pass!
I had tears in my eyes. Thank you God for answering my prayer and showing Krissy she can do anything she puts her mind to but he kept her humble. I patted her on the back and told her I knew it! Krissy was in a good mood and smiled. And then couldn't wait to get her paper permit so she could drive home!
She asked twice if she could drive now and they assured her that she could. Paper in hand we walked out of there and I passed over the keys. My sweet little Krissy is so grown up now. The license is just around the corner now. I cannot believe it.
She did great behind the wheel! She likes to chit chat about everything she is doing and why she's doing it. I'm not sure if that's more for me or for her? I know I should have been nervous but I really didn't feel nervous. It was nice! She is going to be such a good driver. I'm proud of her. I hope it all sticks with her. Safeway did an excellent job of teaching her! Now for her behind the wheel instructions with them.
She has to have so many hours of practice on highways, downtown, around town and at night. I think it's so reassuring if we do all this practice for when she finally is on her own, I can feel more assured she will be alright on the roads.
Thank you God for such a blessing!