So… This happened today!

by | Sep 17, 2015 | Precious Moments: 01, Teenagers, This Moment | 13 comments

Congratulations on your Drivers Permit, Captain!

Grant me, O Lord, a steady hand and watchful eye, 
That no one shall be hurt as I pass by. 
Thou gavest life, I pray no act of mine 
May take away or mar that gift of Thine. 
Shelter those, dear Lord, who bear my company 
From the evils of fire and all calamity. 
Teach me to use my car for others need; 
Nor miss through love of undue speed
The beauty of the world; that thus I may 
With joy and courtesy go on my way. 
St. Christopher, holy patron of travelers, 
protect me, and lead me safely to my destiny.

St. Christopher, pray for us! 

13 Comments

  1. Elizabeth C.

    Welcome to the club 😊. Doesn't that piece of paper make his age so real/scary.

    2015-09-17 01:01:16

    Reply
  2. Marie G.

    oh my goodness!!! No way!!!

    2015-09-17 01:04:19

    Reply
  3. Peejay

    No Way, that is not possible Yet IS IT????????????????????? Where have the years gone ? Oh My goodness! 🙂

    2015-09-17 01:05:30

    Reply
  4. Jessica Gordon

    It sure does… He is growing up way too fast!

    2015-09-17 01:43:56

    Reply
  5. Jessica Gordon

    I'm having a hard time believing it myself! The years are flying by… I'm going to blink and he'll be headed off to college!

    2015-09-17 01:46:22

    Reply
  6. Jennifer

    We have 2 drivers now and it is AWESOME. They can run errands, drive younger siblings to activities and see what it's like to wait around for them to be done. It's great and now they appreciate me so much more and even better is when a younger sibling is extra nice to an older driving sibling so that they'll take them shopping or to the movies or to the YMCA.

    2015-09-17 01:48:24

    Reply
  7. Erin

    Isn't your lad only 14!? What's the deal in American/Oregon. What age do they have to be? how long do you have to supervise etc?

    2015-09-17 05:13:54

    Reply
  8. Jessica Gordon

    He turned 15 this past summer, Erin! Here in Oregon you have to be 15 in order to take the test for a Drivers Permit. Once he is 16 he can apply for a provisional (under 18) Drivers License as long as he has had his permit for at least six months and has completed the required minimum hours of supervised driving (by a licensed driver age 21+) – either 50 hours plus a certified traffic safety education course OR 100 hours. What are the laws over there in Australia?

    2015-09-17 05:23:27

    Reply
  9. Erin

    Jessica Every state is a little different, our state of New South Wales as the most stringent. However nobody can apply for their Learner' s license until the age of 16. Then they must complete 120 hours under the supervision of a a driver who has their Full License. Whilst doing this they must display plates, can only go 90km/hr (until recently it was only 80km), cannot tow a trailer and certainly cannot drink any alcohol (nor can the supervisory driver). Well actually at 16 they can't legally drink alcohol anyhow, legal age in Australia is 18.

    Once they have logged 120 hrs they may apply for their Provisional licence, however they must turn 17 before they can apply for their Ps. This btw is a driving test.

    Our Ps are actually 2 levels, P1 must be held for 1 year, can travel at 100km/hr, display red P plates, no alcohol. then be tested again and receive your green Ps.

    Green Ps are held for 2 years, still display plates, limited in speed and no alcohol. they sit for a reflex test on computer at end of 2 years and then have full license. Which in both our older two children's case was age 20. Which means our oldest two can now supervise our current learner. We currently have 2 on full license, our 18yr old has his green Ps and our 16yr old is on his Ls.

    So this means at 16yrs Captain could be driving by himself!?

    2015-09-17 07:30:05

    Reply
  10. Karen

    Awesome. Congrats to Captain.

    Jessica – enjoy the anticipation of having another driver in house – honestly: BEST.THING.EVER

    my extra drivers are away at school or working full time now. Next driver will be able to get his permit in Dec and license in June (in MA you have to be 16 to get your license and 16 1/2 to get your license if you have your permit 6 months and pass drivers safety course) I can't hardly wait!

    congrats to Captain again
    Karen

    2015-09-17 11:20:58

    Reply
  11. Sandy

    Congrats! OMG I am be crying when my girls get there:)

    2015-09-17 22:00:25

    Reply
  12. Bernadette

    How exciting! Congratulations, Captain! Safe driving! 🙂

    2015-09-18 16:47:48

    Reply
  13. Amy Caroline

    Oh man!!! They grow up too fast, huh??

    2015-09-19 20:47:42

    Reply

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Prayer of Mothers

Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.


Our Family

Sean & Jessica, Captain-23, Ranger-21, Twinkle Toes-20, Chiquita-18, Snuggles-16, Rose-14, Bud-12, Grace-6 and Joy-4 (blog nicknames)

A Little About Me

Hi! I'm Jessica, a Roman Catholic wife and home educating mother to our nine children. I was home educated myself, along with my eleven younger siblings. I have a special devotion to St. Therese, through whom I have been given much help and many blessings--the beautiful "Shower of Roses" that she has sent my way! Here I will record a few of the blessings I treasure. Please remember that what you see here is just a little glimpse at our lives, so please say a prayer for us, as we continue to strive for holiness.

My Other Blog: Catholic Cuisine

Please Visit My Sponsors…

This Week's Popular Posts

Shower of Roses Affiliate Links

All About Spelling
All About Reading
All About Reading Pre-reading
All About Reading Giveaways
Illuminated_Ink_Advent_Candle_Kit_package_image_Holy_Heroes.jpg
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Our Advent & Christmas Books

Shower of Roses Christmas Gift Guides

Looking for Something?

Looking Back

  • 2024 (1)
  • 2023 (30)
  • 2022 (48)
  • 2021 (48)
  • 2020 (57)
  • 2019 (61)
  • 2018 (90)
  • 2017 (128)
  • 2016 (148)
  • 2015 (172)
  • 2014 (227)
  • 2013 (238)
  • 2012 (308)
  • 2011 (297)
  • 2010 (313)
  • 2009 (486)
  • 2008 (564)
  • 2007 (148)