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Sunday, February 21, 2010

My oldest son bought his first car over the weekend (That's him with the cheesy smile). This week he'll take his written exam for his license, and I have a feeling we're in for a lot of change. Really, the parent/child relationship is the only one whose healthy progression depends on gradually letting go.

We let go when we sent them off to kindergarten.
We let go when they attend their first sleepover.
We let go when they go away to camp.
We let them go when we leave them home alone.
We let them go when they meet their friends at the mall unsupervised.

Letting go is hard, and boy, is it getting scary. (Whoever decided, hey, our kid is now defiant and thinks he knows everything, let's hand him a set of keys and the right to drive? But I digress.) What can we do other than lay down the rules and pray for the best? And for those of you beyond this stage, yeah I know this is only preparation for the next big Letting Go: going off to college.

In the photo: Justin, his new car, and his cousin Mindy, who gave him a great deal. :-)

Keep Praying for Diann! Pray that the nausea would go away and that she would regain her appetite. Pray for God's peace, strength, and healing!

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Denise Hunter  
posted at 9:07 PM  
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At 10:04 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

That is one happy-looking young man!

At 12:36 AM, Blogger Ruthie said...

Congratulations to Justin...and to you for letting him buy his car BEFORE he had his license!

Just so you know...the biggest "letting go" is when your child is an adult and has his own life (after his college years). I think the most difficult time for parents is when they have adult children. You cannot tell them what to do even though you are so afraid they are messing up their lives. All you can do is pray like crazy and leave them in the Father's hands while biting your tongue to a pulp! (Trust me. I'm there!)

At 9:30 AM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Hang in there, Denise. My youngest son was the most "street smart" and drove dependably. You pray a lot but trust, too. In both God and your son. :)

At 10:09 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

What a great photo. It's a life-defining moment, isn't it? I can barely manage to think about it, but our day will be here within the next year too.

He looks so happy though, doesn't that thrill your mommy heart?? It really is too bad that we can chain them down at this age. Such a pity.

At 2:17 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Oh, that is such a memorable picture! You guys are awesome parents--I love being able to watch from the sidelines as your family matures and grows together. What a blessing!

Thanks for giving us a peek into a special family moment.

Big time congrats to Justin and you!

At 2:30 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Thanks for the heads up, Ruthie. Your day will be here before you can turn around, K.

Justin scoffed at me for bringing the camera, but, hey, I know a big moment when I see it.


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

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Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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