Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A single mom and a teenage *DRIVER* - HELP!

Today, I am officially the single mom of a 15 year old daughter.  My (not so) little girl turns 15 years old today.  And for the past three months, all I have been hearing about is how she will be getting her permit in August and will begin driving!  SCARY!

I know most of you brides out there probably don't have children yet...it's interesting to watch them grow up and remember them as babies and then suddenly see them running off to high school football games, dances, hanging out at the movies and wanting to know when you are going to start teaching them to drive!  Takes me back to my own 15th year when my mom took me to the local college university parking lot on a Sunday in the off season and had me start putting around hitting the gas and then the break and learning how to effectively turn a steering wheel.  :)

Here is me at about 15 years old:

I don't know why I felt like it was a good idea to 'flip off' the camera with my middle finger sticking out of my mitt...silly.

And here is my now 15 year old:


Notice any resemblance?  I had braces, she has braces...although I am hoping she will be getting them off soon - like before our wedding in about 2 months!  She's close so be praying for us :)

Anyway, just wanted to wish my precious little angel a very happy birthday today!  I guess this will technically be my last two months as a 'single mom' since come April 16th, I won't be single anymore and Jordan will now have a step-father.  I am really blessed that she and Mr Fix It get it along so well...though it's hard to raise a teenage daughter and deal with the emotions and concerns that come along with that, he truly loves her and tells me all the time what a 'good kid' she is.  I hope he remembers that once he is dealing with curfews, screaming girls running around the house for sleepovers and boys stealing her attention.  :)


Bicoastal Bride said...

Birthday wishes to her! How was the Disney trip in the rain over the weekend? Hope you still had fun! :)

Em said...

My mom is a single mom and she has repeatedly said that the best day of her life was when I got my license. Ok maybe not the BEST day, but I definitely believe that it was one of them.

Happy birthday to your daughter (and I'll be pulling for those braces to come off in time for your wedding!)

PartyPlannerGal said...

Wow, you two looked so much alike at 15! Happy birthday to your daughter! Teaching me to drive was definitely my dad's job, since the one time my mom tried to teach me, I almost drove off the upper level of a multi-level parking lot. Haha! Good luck :)

Sarah Ann said...

Gosh, I can't even imagine what I'll be like with my kids. As it is I am SO overprotective to all of my younger cousins and my younger brother (who is turning 16 this year! Scary stuff). Being the oldest by quite a few years, its always amazed me how fast they grow up. I want so much to tell them what not to do because I don't want them to make the same mistakes that I did. But as a parent?! I can only hope that I'll keep my cool. =]

Chocolate Lover said...

Happy Birthday Jordan! Hope you all have a great birthday weekend!

Mrs T said...

Wow you guys look the same! Hope she gets the braces off in time. I had them and they are no fun at all!

Hope she has a lovely birthday.

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