July 1, 2008 is a significant day in Southern California. Driving as we know it will change. Yes, the new Hands-Free Law goes into effect in just a few short hours. But that is not what i am referring to…
Tomorrow July 1, 2008 my 16 year-old son has his first behind-the-wheel professional driving lesson and then his CA Driver’s Permit will become valid. Just so that you have time to plan and be off of the streets of Orange County, his appointment is at 6:00pm
Driving independently is, thankfully, a long way off for him but this newly aquired permission will come in handy for my husband when the Sepetjian men go on their “guys only” road trip next week. uh… did i say handy? Well, it will add some excitement to the trip anyway.
There is a sharp contrast in the way we as parents have reacted to this development.
There is a sense of pride in my husband. He was absolutely beaming as he shared the words “he passed” with me this morning on the phone. Knowing that this is just one of many small steps that he has helped him take into manhood.
I, on the other hand, would much rather just keep my son neatly tucked in my arms where i can keep him safe, close to me and protected from the harshness of the world.
So, as we do our best to guide both of our sons in making wise choices and (prayerfully) to submitting their lives to God’s will for them, I am so thankful to be doing this thing called life with Noah. I cannot imagine going through the struggles of raising kids and just life in general without him by my side.
The fact that he will be the one giving the driving lessons makes me love him that much more.