Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Here We Go Again.... Is There An Echo In Here?
You all know the story.
I've referred to it more than once.
If you arrived late and missed the previews, you can go read them at Step Away From The Car, Step Away From The Car Again, Here We Go Again, and Please, Please, Step Away from the Car.
I doubt anyone needs to go back, but I needed practice on linking anyway.
So Here We Go Again.
He has to start driving again one day.
He has been punished.
He has not driven for 4 months.
He's been to driving school.
He is taking money out of every paycheck to help out.
He did his community service hours for the accidents.
Both accidents were due to inexperience, weather conditions and probably not paying enough attention.
Neither accident was due to recklessness, drugs, alcohol, speeding or acting careless.
The police liked him.
The judge liked him.
I love him.
I'm , well, understandably, nervous.
But we've worked together.
We've have talked about just about every possible scenario.
We've talked about how it would affect me and SO MANY OTHERS if he was killed in an accident.
We've talked about how it would effect him, me, and SO MANY OTHERS if he accidentally killed someone else in an accident.
We've talk about injury from accidents.
We've talked about the fact that he will lose his license for 18 months-2 years if he even gets a ticket.
We've talked about INSURANCE.
We've talked about the fact that we CAN NOT buy another car.
He's a teenager, but I THINK he listened.
The judge still trusts him to drive.
So do I.
I'll say a prayer every time he gets behind that wheel.
We have REALLY, REALLY been blessed that there were no injuries before.
He obviously has an angel on his shoulder.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I present to you, Car #3.
The 1989 Chrysler New Yorker Landau. Mary Kay Pink with Red Plush Interior. (I told him, No Fuzzy Dice Hanging From The Rear View Mirror!)
SOMEONE will see him at all times. "Surprisingly", it's the only one of its kind in the area.
He knows that EVERYONE will recognize him and that if he is goofing around while driving I WILL FIND OUT.
HE LOVES IT!!
OK, He would have loved ANY car at this point, but he actually LOVES this car. He says it is the coolest car he could have hoped for. Except for, of course, the famous El Camino.
Not too many teenage boys could get away with driving a pink car.
Not only will he be able to get away with it..... but I wouldn't be surprised if a few more pop up in the area within the next year.
One last thing.
When you say your prayers tonight, please ask God to keep him safe.