Friday, August 20, 2010

He's...He's Getting Ready to DRIVE

I just waved good-bye to my son. He is going with his dad to the Driver's License Bureau to take his written test to obtain his driving permit. Yikes! When did he become old enough? I've already blogged about how quickly he grew up, and now, I'll have proof he is no longer my little boy.

If he passes his written test, this will be a huge step forward for him. He has Asperger's Syndrome and doing anything of this magnitude is a big deal for him. It's been a bit of a struggle to get him to this point. And actually driving will be another huge step. He is reluctant and worried. But one thing I've learned about my son is he has a great ability to push onward, and once he makes up his mind to do something, he will follow through beautifully. I have no doubts he will learn to drive well.

I'm just not gonna be the one to teach him, okay? That journey will fall to his dad...after all, I've done the home educating...right? Fair is fair.

8 comments:

Joanne Sher said...

Scary stuff - but praying for all of you! (and I'm glad you're passing the teaching to Arlen - definitely his turn!)

Michael Joshua said...

I taught two of my kids and my wife doesn't like riding with either of them. Wonder what that says?

Lisa Mikitarian said...

What a milestone. I can hear all the love and pride (the good kind) in your words--in spite of any worry. Congratulate him for me!

Dee Yoder said...

Yes--it is a milestone--a big one for Joseph. I think I'll let him get quite a few hours of practice before I ride with him. (;

Arlen's Living Water Springs said...

I can't wait to sit back, relax, and let someone else do the driving.

Mid Stutsman said...

Dee...I rode with all but my youngest...we finally had the money to send him to driver's ed!! :)
No wonder I have silvers in ma cap!!
Praying all goes well,
lvya,
mid

Dee Yoder said...

I knwo what you mean, Mid!

Sparrow said...

I didn't get my licence until well into my twenties. I'm cheering him on! My mom let Dad do most all the driving teaching, too. It was better for all of us that way. ;-)