Have you ever been so nervous or worried that you thought you were going to be sick? Yesterday afternoon found me in such a state for two reasons. First of all, my oldest son, Bryan, was taking his final driving test in our graduated licensing system for the second time. When he tried it for the first time a couple of weeks ago, he did really well until, when instructed to make a left hand turn at a traffic light, a lady stepped into the intersection from behind a big truck initially blocking her from Bryan’s view, which resulted in him continuing through his turn. This is an instant fail because as soon as a pedestrian puts one toe in that intersection they have the right of way and you are not allowed to turn. Bryan booked a second test as soon as possible because he was determined to get his full G license before his license expires in March when he would have to start the whole process all over again.
His test was at 2:15 pm and just before 3:00 pm I still hadn’t heard from him. In the midst of my nail biting, a news report came across the internet of a very serious car crash just north of my younger son’s school. When I learned that a 17 year old boy had been airlifted to hospital with life threatening injuries, my heart stopped! After texting Daniel and not getting a reply, I thought I would throw up! Needless to say, that was it for work for me for the day. I couldn’t think of anything but my two boys.
Finally, in close succession, I received a phone call from Bryan to say that he passed his test with flying colours and a text from Daniel to assure me that he was fine. Phew!!! Now I had cause for celebration and a huge sense of relief, but my heart went out to the kids who were injured in the accident and their families for what they must have been going through. Later in the evening we heard that they had stabilized the boy that was injured the most seriously, and it looks like he’s going to be ok. What wonderful news!
Now that my stomach has settled down, it’s time to get on with our Friday fun. No, wait, I forgot something else really important. Happy Birthday to my baby boy, Daniel, who is turning 17 today! It’s so hard to believe – it seems like just yesterday that I could hold him in my arms, and now he is taller than me and smarter than me. Don’t tell him I said that because he’ll never let me live it down, but he is scary smart, and I’m really proud of him. I can’t wait for him to wake up this morning so that I can “try” to give him his 17 paddywhacks LOL!! How successful do you think I will be?
Enough blabbing, it’s time!! Are your minds as sharp as tacks this week? There’s only one way to find out. It’s time to guess the mystery photo. Ok, ready, set, go…..