Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Significant Day

Today, Wednesday, October 13th, 2010, 1:05 pm, Shannon passed her driving test.  She was nervous and scared of failing that she was crying as she drove to the DMV office.  But she made it and she's relieved that this is now behind her.

This is a significant day not only because it's the day when she earned her driver's license but this day also marks the beginning of her independence.  I should be happy but I can't do that without feeling sad.  All of a sudden she has the permission to drive without a parent with her.  In fact she drove Miriam to church alone just now.  That is very scary!   Before I know it she'll be living alone in a dorm or some place. We've been preparing her for her independence all these years but it seems like we forgot to prepare ourselves for this. 

Today she also got a very positive letter from the University of California announcing that she has guaranteed admission to the university but not into a specific campus.  I can only pray now that she will get into the one that is closest to us at least for her first year of college.  God help her.   We've done our best to guide her so far...but we always needed God to guide her through the future. 

 As Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean) said This is the day that you will always remember as the day that...Shannon drove alone. 

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