It's here my sweet daughter Kate is now Driving!! 2 1/2 hours at the constantly consolidating DMV!! Accompanied by fellow newly celebrated 16 year olds we were giddy with the prospects of getting on the road..so I ask for your prayers (not Kidding) as my teen ventures out in the world !!
Here's some pics of funny earlier times with miss Kate! Holla back if you have time always look forward to your comments..xoxox Jen
Going to hug my ‘little’ girls now before they get old enough to drive….I will smell their hair, smooch their faces and snuggle my head full of memories….
Sending prayers and great driving vibes your way! Time flies!
If you share your car with her, be prepared to be the “loser”, when it comes to who needs to get where! Good thing is that if you have younger children, it’s nice to have an extra driver.
Keeping my fingers crossed for you! Trying to keep my boys young so that they don’t drive for a long time.
I remember my test like it was yesterday!!!
My instructer looked like Ebinezer Scrooge!!
So, of course the first thing I did was drive my parents HUGE Impalla off the curb!
I’ll think many good thoughts for her!!!
They grow up so fast don’t they.
She is absolutely Beautiful!!
When I come and visit here it is like a wonderful Explosion of Happy!
oh yes my 17 year old is about to embark on her car driving skills over here in Australia. She should be pretty good at the end of it as we live on top of a mountain so the windy roads will be good practice (just hope I will be able to get my fingernail marks out of the passenger side lol!)
Alicia ~ time worn style
Oh Jennifer, I will pray for you if you pray for me. My 16 year old gets hers on Tuesday of next week. It is such a hard time for me, yet a day she will never forget and one she can’t wait for. I thought the toddler years were hard, that was a piece of cake compared to this! Good luck and I will keep you in my prayers! Marnie
Whoa! I am not ready for that day to come. I always tell my kids, “When you are 21 and can get your license…” and they just nod and agree to whatever I am saying because they think that’s when you get your license. They will figure it out soon, I know, but for now I can stay in my little place of denial! Good luck and I will send prayers your way!
This makes me so sad Jennifer!! My son is 15, and it just seems like he’s getting older and older……motherhood is changing…I’m not ready, just not ready!!!! Why do they have to grow up anyway???
I say Good Luck ! And hope you get sleep the next couple of years.
Its a blessing AND curse isn’t it. See you soon, xop
Where DOES the time go? She’ll be in my prayers 🙂
xo Cat ^..^ (drooling over the Flower Power fabric I picked up from Roxy at The Quilter’s Alley yesterday…)
I was a single mom at the time and I still say the hardest part of raising two children was teaching them (and allowing them) to drive. It is now between 14 and 16 years later and neither of them have had an accident or received a ticket.
Hang in there Mom!!
Oh how I feel for you. Thank goodness my 15yo has a bit longer as the driving age in Australia and Asia is 18. Having said that, during a recent trip to the US I had to drive (on the wrong side of the road too) when DH forgot to take his licence with him and I thought the drivers were extremely safe and courteous. I’ve told Miss 15 there is NO WAY she’s learning to drive in Singapore!!
Congrats to Kate! But I think I know how you must be feeling Jennifer…I am nervous for this day to come at our house! I’ll be thinking of you.. but I know Kate will be a sensible and safe driver!
How adorable is she! I’m signing up my oldest today for driver’s ed. I feel your pain – and will certainly add prayers! I think what scares me the most is all the young drivers I see, paying NO attention to the road, texting away on their cell phones – my son will not have texting capabilities, lol!
We will keep you in our prayers.. and I’m sure your daughter is loving being able to drive. I remember hoping my parents would ask me to go and milk at night,anywhere to just the car.. lol.. Great memories.
Driving, urgh. I’m kind of glad that it’s a while before my kids will be able to learn to drive, I’m not ready for the fear of them out on english roads! I’m just about prepared for monday next week when my daughter starts school, however I foresee spending the whole day sewing obsessively to work off the nerves!
I know how you feel. My son is 14 and my husband is already talking about cars!! Its too much!!
I don’t look forward to the day. Time sure does go fast doesn’t it.
Hoppin over from blogfrog to say Hi.
Absolutely will be sending up a prayer.
I am quickly learning that babies grow too fast–sometimes I find myself wanting to bottle up these 2 kids that in a couple of months will be three and two!! Too fast.
Omigosh, what precious photos! I WILL definitely pray for you, and ask for a guardian angel to watch over your daughter! My 15 year old stepson will be 16 soon, and my hubby and I are both holding our breaths. Trust me…we will be praying BIG TIME! LoL!! XOXO,Jenn
Should we be praying for the new 16 year old driver on the road? Or the family whose insurance just jumped big time? LOL!
It was only 2 years ago that my own daughter got her license. I was a nervous mess. It does get better with time, as I’m sure you know as I believe your son is older than your daughter. But it’s a worry to Mom, none the less.
They grow up so fast, don’t they?
My first born just turned 18 and he is in college!! Where did all that time go? I just love watching him grow and loving the man he is becoming!
Oh these pictures are so darling. They make me pause and really see my daughter for her age and know this is not going to last. Why do they have to grow up?