Yesterday, on my way to my youngest son and his wife’s house, my map app (yes, I know where they live, I use it so it can alert me to any traffic incidents) it said “speed”. Now I didn’t know if it meant I should speed (I was already doing that) or if I should watch my speed.
It was a conundrum and my app had never said that before, maybe the new update added some judgement parameters I am unaware of.
It brought back memories of my drivers ed class in Owasso. Mr. Cariker was my instructor, Sandy Mahl was my partner.
At the end of the session we had a 4 hour trip, it was Sandy and two guys and Mr. Cariker, please forgive me because I don’t remember the boys names.
It was my turn to drive and Mr. Cariker was doing his usual eyes closed and just almost asleep.
It was then one of the boys said something about the speed of light, Mr. Cariker opened his eyes and said “slow it down Testerman.”
Yesterday my app made me feel 16 again, back in Owasso in a car with people who don’t understand what the gas pedal is for.
In case you’re wondering I did not slow down nor speed up, I kept the course I was on, Texas speed.
Yesterday was spent feeding and changing my two newest granddaughters and talking to my son.
It was a well spent day, I am so happy I have the privilege of getting to be in my children’s and grandchildren lives. It is my favorite thing about my life, hands down, no regrets.
I was thinking about it last week, my sister sent me a text about me having the life I love with my kids and grandkids. The rest of the message is private, but I will tell you she is right on the mark. This is the life that I love, with my kids and grandkids, I am so grateful to God that I have this life.
I love the fact I can just get up and go help any one of them if they need it or have Tessa spend the night on the spur of the moment.
I love being able to do that, my life is not lonely, I am alone, but I am not alone. I have three of the most amazing children a mother could ever ask for, I get to be the kind of grandmother I always wanted to be.
It is a life where I am able to get in my car and go home to Oklahoma and visit my family.
I am so very grateful for my life, it is filled with so much and it all started by my parents adopting me.
If it had not been for them I would not have ended up in the spot I am in.
God has always had a hand in my life, at times I didn’t see it, but my experiences and all of the things that have happened to me or because of my stubbornness, God uses it. I can use that knowledge for others that might find themselves going through what I have gone through.
If you are going through a tough time, just wade through it, the place past it is amazing.
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