A Graceful Maiden's Memoir

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song!" - Psalm 28:7

Thursday, July 27, 2006

A Licensed Driver

I just passed another milestone in this life of mine... I got my driver's license! It was a long afternoon, as the office we were at clearly needed more help for the amount of people present, but 4 hours later, I had my license! I didn't do everything perfectly in the road test sadly, but I passed, so I guess that's the important part. I know what I did wrong, and I think it will be easily corrected. The hardest thing for me was just understanding what the lady wanted me to do!

I'm still kinda scared at the thought of driving alone... but I suppose that's natural. I know I'll eventually get used to it, just as I got used to driving in the first place. Praise God that I passed! =)

10 Comments:

  • At 4:52 PM, July 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congratulations, Anna! Four hours...what are they thinking? You deserve a medal for patience, (you AND your mother, I presume). Hope you had a good book along with you to read while you waited. I take at least one book with me everywhere I go "just in case"...
    Love you,
    Mrs. Lavonne

     
  • At 5:05 PM, July 27, 2006, Blogger Samantha C. Brooks said…

    That's great you got your license!! Where did you go? Because I know the place in Prattville always has a long wait.

    Mrs. Lavonne, I do the same thing, bringing a book everywhere I go. hhe

     
  • At 6:01 PM, July 27, 2006, Blogger thepatriot15 said…

    Wow! Too much too say after so many posts...

    I LOVED the pictures of both camps! Wow. What an adventure you must have had! I'm so glad you had the chance to go to both camps. :)

    (Though I have to admit... I am just a TAD jealous...:o)

     
  • At 6:02 PM, July 27, 2006, Blogger Jessica said…

    Congratulations!

     
  • At 6:13 PM, July 27, 2006, Anonymous Kristin said…

    Congrats! I have yet to take my test - even though I'm 17 1/2. It's just too much for insurance, so I'm waiting until I turn 18...which is almost 6 months away!

    Anyways, I'm glad you passed!

     
  • At 6:36 PM, July 27, 2006, Blogger Ella said…

    Congrats!!! I might be the same age as you, but I am waiting for a while. Mom and Dad feel it's too soon for me to get on the road, especially with all the freak accidents around. Stay safe, and don't speed!!:)

     
  • At 11:17 AM, July 28, 2006, Blogger Anna Naomi said…

    Thanks, everyone!

    Yes, it was a rather long wait! =) But, I made sure I had a book along, (Quest for the High Places by Natalie Nyquist - great book!) and it was nice to get some reading done, since I have a rather large stack of books waiting to be read! I did take it in Prattville, and there were a LOT of people there. We would have done it in Wetumpka, but we couldn't find the phone number...

    Yes, insurance is rather expensive. However, my parents - dad especially - have always wanted us to get our license as soon as possible to help with the driving of ourselves and others to lessons. And, they pay for the insurance. But we can't drive everywhere for free! If we do anything that we earn money doing, and we drive the car, we have to pay daddy 20 cents per mile driven. :-)

     
  • At 3:36 PM, July 28, 2006, Blogger Alex Jordan Harris said…

    Congratulations, Anna!

    Brett and I had a really long wait for our licenses when we got them in Montgomery. I think it was close to 4 hours for us too.

     
  • At 7:22 PM, July 31, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congratulations on getting your license! Yes, you'll get used to driving alone...too used to it! Be careful not to get so comfortable you become careless. I have recently, and nearly made some BIG mistakes. God's angels were working overtime and saved the lives of a couple people and spared me a lot of agony.

    But hey, driving alone is fun...you get to sing to your music at the top of your lungs, no matter how your voice is!

    ~Lois

     
  • At 10:10 PM, August 08, 2006, Blogger Kelsa said…

    Congratulations!
    Four hours is a long wait! One of the blessings of living in a small town is a short wait at the DMV for me.
    I too was very scared at the thought of driving alone at first. There was so much to remember, and it was just plain odd to be in a car all alone. But I got used to it after a while, and you will too. =)

     

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