Yes, she did.  She got that much coveted license today.  She was ecstatic and beaming and quite proud of her accomplishment.  I, on the other hand was in no way prepared for the feelings that hit me like a cement brick.  We let her drive to show off celebrate with her friend later in the day and I actually followed her in another car all the way down the road.  She did very well.  I bawled. All down the road. In retrospect, someone should have made me sign a paper before the hubs and I set out to start our family with this very same child.  This paper should have said…… In 16 years, you are going to have to watch your baby get into a vehicle without you and drive away without you into oncoming traffic without you and you will not be able to control it.  You will feel immense sadness at the fact that this baby will be hitting a very important spot in life – the start of independence.  You will feel immense worry and stress that you can’t take care of her while she is out of your reach.  You will have to learn to trust God in ways that you have never had to do so before. 

My little bird is learning to fly……flap your wings, baby, flap your wings…….

Find Your Wings by Mark Harris

It’s only for a moment you are mine to hold
The plans that heaven has for you
Will all too soon unfold
So many different prayers I’ll pray
For all that you might do
But most of all I’ll want to know
You’re walking in the truth
And If I never told you
I want you to know
As I watch you grow

Chorus:
I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams
And that faith gives you the courage
To dare to do great things
I’m here for you whatever this life brings
So let my love give you roots
And help you find your wings

May passion be the wind
That leads you through your days
And may conviction keep you strong
Guide you on your way
May there be many moments
That make your life so sweet
Oh, but more than memories

Chorus:

It’s not living if you don’t reach for the sky
I’ll have tears as you take off
But I’ll cheer as you fly

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