Thursday, May 08, 2008

Letting Go

manBoy is now the proud owner of a Learner's Permit. He may legally (not necessarily safely) drive with a adult over the age of 21 in the front seat with him. I let him drive the last three blocks home the day he got it, and a little the next day. His dad does much better at letting him drive and learn just how much acceleration, brake, and turning it takes to keep a car in the right place at the right time. Riding in the car with a teenage boy learning to drive could possibly be the ultimate Spiritual Discipline. It involves letting go at a whole new level. I'll keep you posted on how I'm doing with that.

5 comments:

Gracebythesea said...

This an invitation for growth for you all. Growth is raresly fun, but it we usually get more freed up in the process. Still..prayers continue!

ElastiGirl said...

ohmygosh... prayers for you all!!

Rev. Dulce said...

I let Ryss drive a while back but luckily for me it was in a big empty field.

I will pray for your continued patience (and safety).

will smama said...

I'm 38 and my Dad still air brakes when he drives with me. Please don't be THAT parent.

mid-life rookie said...

WS, I'm trying. manBoy might say I'm very trying.