Day 11 – Ability to Drive

When I was a teenager, part of what we were expected to do to finish high school was to complete driver’s education.  Somehow I passed with an A even though my parents only took me out one time each to practice.

To their credit, they didn’t have to do so in those days.  Also, when I drove with Dad, I clipped the curb with the rear tire while making a left turn, and with Mom, we got stopped by a train, and I kept trying to get going afterwards with the car in second gear.  Cough.  Splutter.  Stop.  Repeat.  LOL  Poor Mom!  😀

Anyway, I didn’t get a lot of practice until quite a few years later.  But, it all worked out.

Today, I am thankful to be able to go out and get in the car any time I need to and just drive wherever I need to go!

I’ve had enough lean years to know that this, indeed, is a privilege that not everyone has.  It has become such a part of my life, though, that if it were ever to be taken away, I would really miss it a LOT!

Sometimes I have taken this privilege for granted; sorry Lord.  But today I praise God that, for now, I am able and have the freedom and provision to drive!

What about you?  Are you able to drive?  How do you get to the places you need to go?


11 thoughts on “Day 11 – Ability to Drive

  1. I can’t drive. In the UK our transportation system works very well so it hasn’t been too bad and also my husband drives. I have started taking driving lessons with the intention of passing by the end of the year. With only 2 months left, I don’t know if I am building castles in the air with that😂

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  2. Yes, I can drive, even after my stroke, but I am not comfortable driving with a lot of traffic since my peripheral vision was affected. Nevertheless, I’m still able to drive and love to drive to the library. Since I live out in the country, it’s about a 20-30 minute drive of quietness and pretty scenes.


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