March 4, 2014

One More Driver’s License and One Less Car

Today is my son’s 16th birthday, and he participated in the typical rite of passage for this age – he got his driver’s license.  Even though it is the first day of the month and notorious for having a long wait, he went to get his license so he could officially take off by himself in the car for the first time.  The line went quickly, and before I knew it, we were home, and soon after, he was walking out the door with a lanyard (attached to the car keys) trailing out of his pocket.  Since the rules were already discussed, he knows what to do, and I hope, he sticks to the guidelines we have set up.  He will…or if he doesn’t, he knows he can, and will, lose this privilege very quickly.

Then, 45 minutes later, my husband who is upstairs calls to me where I am downstairs.  This isn’t the typical, “Hey, what’cha doin’?” call that I usually here.  

It was a, “Hey, come here!”  So, I went.

I was greeted by the news, “He was in a car accident.”  


He turned out to be my other son.  He was hit by a driver who was texting and driving.  My husband took off to the accident scene to see exactly how my son was and how much damage was done to the car.  From the call I received later, the vehicle does not look good.  That being said, I am happy to report that my son and his friend were not injured.  

What a day!?  



  1. What a coincidence that really tested your Mom’s heart. I am glad both sons are okay.

    Comment by writekimwrite — March 4, 2014 @ 1:04 am | Reply

  2. My kids are only 9 and 11, but I know I’ll be where you are before I know it. I totalled my car when I was 16 within a week of getting my driver’s license. I certainly hope my kids are better drivers than I was. Good luck! Texting and driving is just so dangerous. Glad everyone was okay.

    Comment by Stacey Hoover — March 4, 2014 @ 1:30 am | Reply

  3. As the mom of a teen driver I can empathize with the worry of sending young drivers out on the road. Thank goodness he is okay!

    Comment by marc-aureled — March 4, 2014 @ 2:37 am | Reply

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