It took exactly one year to accomplished but it's done now! I went and picked her up from school early yesterday (10am), one year after getting her permit. We tried doing the parent-taught but she was having trouble grasping the concept. So we enrolled her into Austin Driving School where she could be with other kids her age. Our school district offered the classroom phase but not the behind-the-wheel phase. It was a long process but worth the extra time and money.
She was extremely nervous and I was for her. She ACED the parallel parking, the instructor took 1 point off for not using her signal. All said and done and she did an AMAZING job, her score was 27 out of 30! We're SO proud of her! After the test, her and I had a chance to go out to lunch (which hardly happens) and enjoy each others company.
I have learned to treasure our time together. When she was younger, I thought I had allot of time left. Well, now I've come to realize that's not true!
We will be celebrating her 18th birthday in 34 days, watching her walk across the stage to receive her High School Diploma in 92 days and moving to grandparents soon after graduation. Our time with her is SO precious....always has been!
P.S. Thanks Papa for letting her use your car for her testing! It was a life-saver! And thanks for giving her pointers, instruction and taking the time to show her how it's done!
Blessings and Love,