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Thursday, February 12, 2009

THERES GO CONNIE......

OK a little history first.....I am sure all of you know Emily , Astrud's best friend by now, well she too has gotten her license. Last night after church the girls got in the car and asked Frank and I if they could ride to school together??????? I hate this part of being a parent, don't you???? I wimped out and said , "Frank , that your call"!!!!(hehehe). These girls are good kids and are responsible, but it is just so hard to Let Go and Let God, but we DID!! So here they are leaving this morning. I have to tell you just how hard it is to watch your life drive down the road. I have been behind the wheel her whole life in control , I have driven these girls all over the world in the past for years again having control, and to give that up is soooooo hard!!! But I did it, so there!!!

And to let you all know, Astrud just called and said they were at school. You should have heard the giggling, they are so proud of themselves and so excited , it is hard to not be excited with them, but at the same time it is so scary. Thank you God so much for keeping them safe.


Now for a little story on "CONNIE"!! This minivan is Emily's mother Margarets car that the girls named, "CONNIE" years ago and THEY were NOT going to be caught dead in this car ever!!! Margaret got a new car , and we have joked with them forever about Connie being their "ride"!!! WELL.....isn't it funny that when Em came to the door this morning, she said , Kristy did you see me pull around , as if I am supposed to compliment her for pulling in to our driveway perfectly and then she looks at Astrud and says , Astrud..Connie drives really good!!!!! Doesn't that just crack you up!! Like they remotely know what "drives good", and all of a sudden CONNIE isn't soooo bad!!!! You just gotta love these girls!!!

14 comments:

OH MY #6 said...

very cute story! Have the best day my friend. I think of you often.

lea
xo

Patricia/NYC said...

It sure is hard, isn't it?! But good for you & good for them too!! This story reminded me of how excited I was when I first "drove down the block"...but being a mom now,I realize how my mom must have felt!

Have a WONDEEFUL day!!
Patricia

kerry said...

Well I am glad that yall have gave them this,they are wonderful girls and I know they are very grateful to be out on there own. It makes me happy and sad all at the same time because they are still babies to me. I Love that "Connie" is the one taking them on there journey because she will keep them safe. Girls yall are so cute!!!!! I love yall!!!!!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Funny story Kristy. I still worry about Elisabeth when she drives anywhere....I don't think that ever goes away;)

Tyrone & Bailey said...

ok, so maybe it's the lack of sleep or the pain meds or, well, who knows, but i just started doing the math for how long i have until my kids start driving....and then i started crying.

isn't there some way to keep them at the age they are now?! i love them little, but they are determined to grow up, it would seem!

love you!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

This makes me giggle... I do love it when she says the car rides good... ahhh... how long has she been driving? Pass on some tips from me 1. DO NOT talk on the phone whilst driving or make up etc for that matter... I nearly had an accident talking on the phone, during really heavy rains looking for a street... not good...

2. DO NOT drive when you are stressed out - I once again nearly had an accident going in an out section to Home Depot cause I was stressing over my boss and all I had in my head was that I had to go to Home Depot... I was not concentrating... I don't like admitting my stupid mistakes but if they help someone else....

Two huge lessons learnt for me and so I am super careful now days...

Was a great story...

Cheffie-Mom said...

I can so relate to this post. My son Kyle is 15. I'm dreading the day he can drive on his own! (: They grow up so fast!

Rebeccalynn_dj said...

That is a scary day. I am not looking forward to that with my kids.

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

scary times indeed. thankfully I've survived it 5 times so far. whew!
Funny how "connie" is an ok vehicle now that it's theirs to ride in. ANYTHING can be cool if it's yours. :0)

Lesa said...

Oh how I hated this age! Both of my older girls are now 24 and 21. The oldest was the one that always had little mishaps and the younger of the two was always the perfect driver.

I was scared no matter what. I totally understand how you feel. How old are they now? Don't they have to have a certain amount of time behind the wheel before another their age can ride up front with them? I'm so grateful that mine had to have that time period.

I'm not ready at all for Miss Wendy to be that age!!

They look like responsible kiddos, and I'm sure that they will be fine.

PIPO said...

Ahem, nice name for a mini-van, eh?

Couldn't it have been Velma or Bertha? ;0)

sara said...

I had to ride to school with my brother, so that's way cool!!!!

Meredith Teagarden(The Things we Carried) said...

Oh, they sound sweet as can be! It is not easy to let go, I know!!

Laura Nipper said...

What a cute post. I cant even imagine what its like seeing your kid drive away with out you in the car. Scary! Happy Valentine's Day!