Driving at Any Age
My oldest grand-child just earned her driver’s license. How exciting!
At the same time, my mother just sold her last car and has decided to stop driving anymore. How poignant!
My grand-daughter is excited and full of readiness to face her future as she learns new skills and becomes a great driver. My mother, who is still a competent driver herself, may naturally feel some sadness as she readies to face her future, being chauffeured from place to place.
Life is a cycle.
How wise of each of them to recognize that the time is right to make significant changes.
To my grand-daughter, I say:
Congratulations. Be safe, drive well, and improve your skills as you learn from experience. Enjoy this privilege and the freedom you’ve earned.
To my mother, I say:
Congratulations. Be content, live well, enjoy not having to deal with the expenses of car ownership and revel in being picked up and dropped door-to-door, in any weather.