I thought it was so hard to go to Food City the fist time without my new baby girl.
I thought it was heartbreaking to leave her all the way downstairs in the church nursery the first time.
I really thought leaving her in her kindergarten classroom on the first day was tough!
I really thought my mom was a little crazy when she refused to EVER ride in the car when I was driving.
I really thought it was hilarious when my mom had a broken leg with a cast up to her hip and she HAD to let me drive her to the Dr....I was 21...it had been 5 years since I got my license!!!
But let me tell you....I was WRONG! Putting your precious baby girl behind the driver's wheel is the most frightening thing I have ever done. I prayed in a way that I'm not sure I have ever prayed before.
I am a calm parent. Even the kids pediatrician told me so just yesterday! But he laughed and said that is about to change this afternoon when Ms. Molly drives you the first time....as always he was right too!
So...I am retiring to the backseat. I have carried these children in my womb, birthed them, nursed them until they were way too old to nurse, walked the floors with them all hours of the night....I have been present and active! But, I like to share. So...I am giving this one to Beau...he deserves a turn on his own...right?
I do know that my prayer life will get stronger than ever....I do know that I am thankful my first driver is the responsible, careful, perfectionist firstborn! Maybe I'll be ready for the wild, passionate, crazy secondborn when it is her turn...I doubt it!