I just got home and it feels good. Sitting here sipping tea and looking over the events of the day in my mind. My daughter is learning to drive and is a fabulous driver. It takes four hours to drive a two hour drive but it’s all good.
I started having a bit of a meltdown when I noticed it was almost 5 o’clock and we still weren’t home yet. Having spent most my of life in a hurry and years hurrying her, we are finally to the point where we don’t need to hurry. To allow God to lead and guide us through our day and enjoy every moment. We stop along the way at some of our favorite places. We may have left the house with a list and destination in mind, but it takes a while to get there.
I need to enjoy the ride because she will turn 16 in less than a month. In October, she will have her license and not need for me to ride with her anymore. I only have a little while longer to enjoy this and I’m gonna take it. I get to be in the truck with her, listen to all her favorite songs and she includes me in videos she sends to friends. We talk about everything and we share what’s going on in our lives. We include one another in every decision to do this life right.
This is one of my all time favorite moments right before one of our journeys. This is what I call ‘roll outta bed ready’ with our appearance. We were hoping in the truck and she grabbed me and yelled, “Selfie!” We seized the moment, blurry eyed and all. Stop, hug, smile and then go.
We get our work done in the morning, and get cleaned up after that. We cook brunch and sit at the table to plan the rest of the day. We have fun but are responsible, and always have an intention set for the day. For now, she will drive and I will ride and try to be patient. Enjoying these moments we get to share, and slowing down to enjoy the ride.