My son passed his driver’s license test today. So last week, he got a job, this week he got the license. We are on a “streak”. 🙂
I do have a pic somewhere that I took when he was 3 years old, behind the driver’s wheel of my car…but of course I can’t locate it.
This “downsizing” of the household items, to get ready for the move, is definitely messing up my Blogging Quality!
Anyway, I let him take the Honda, and I followed behind him in the Toyota, to make sure he got to his apartment ok. He missed a turn. I tried to get his attention by blowing the horn (we had decided that ahead of time) but he didn’t hear it and drove off on another exit off the Freeway.
I, of course, panicked. I tried to call, but I knew his cell phone battery was on the fritz and he didn’t pick up. I went into deeper panic.
So back to Trusting God, 101. I can’t do a thing. My “baby” is somewhere and I don’t know where. I don’t know how to find him, he may or may not be able to call me. He may have gotten in an accident. He might be crashed up. Oh, the mind plays tricks when you let FEAR take over.
Deep breath. Ok, God, you are in control. I can’t do this. You can. Please tell me what to do. Another Deep Breath.
I drove back the way we came, planning on turning around and follow his “wrong” turn. Then I missed a turn. Try to relax, try to take a deep breath… God is in control not me…
I came to a traffic light and stopped. My phone rang. I grabbed it and yelled, “Are you all right???!” My son responded, “Yes, I’m home.”
“Everything’s all right?”
“Yeah, I just couldn’t make the turn because of a truck, and I made the next turn, and I got home ok.”
“Ok, I’ll call you tomorrow.”
So, relief. Then a little embarrassment. My son does have his own brain, you know. And God watches over him, too. Yes, I tend to be a Hover-Mom, I’m not happy about it, but that’s the truth.
So my son will drive himself to and from work today…and let’s face it moms and dads, isn’t that the goal?!
So I am thankful for the job, the license, and the safety of my son.
Now if it would stop raining…..!!!