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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

She Passed....Finally!

Well, it's official.  Our daughter, Lauren, is a legal driver - legal to drive with an over-21-year-old adult. Today she passed her written driver's test to get her learner's permit....finally.  I say "finally" because the first three times she flunked.

Now, don't think I'm a bad mom for posting about my daughter flunking the written test those three times.  She's the one who brought it up today and thought I should write about it.  I wasn't going to at all.  I thought it would embarrass her, but I was wrong.

I think it's really neat that Lauren, as a 15 1/2-year-old, is willing to admit that she failed the written test three times before passing.  You know why?  Too many in the world are afraid to admit their failure and mistakes.  They're afraid to admit to anything that is negative in their life.  Pride is the culprit in each of these cases.

When we admit to mistakes, admit to failing, or admit the negative, we're admitting that we are only human - that we're not super heroes.  We're also admitting, or should be admitting, that we're relying on a power higher than ourselves.  As Christians we are telling the world that we are relying on the power of God!

It's not a sin to fail, but it's often a sin to never try.  It's not a sin to fail, but it's often a sin to not admit mistakes.  Being prideful is a sin, but the humble will receive the grace of God, (James 4:6).

Thank you, Lauren, for your humble example.  Congratulations on passing your driver's test (finally!). And, by the're lookin' good in the red mini van :).


Brenda said...

Please tell Lauren congratulations on passing her test for her permit. I am trying to remember but I think Amanda flunked her test two to three times. I can't believe she is old enough to take her test for her permit.

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Yay! It's funny, once your admit you faults, lots of people have stories of encouragement for you...

Do you remember that happened to W? I think he "overanalyzed" the questions. He is a very cautious driver and so far has not had any tickets or accidents.

Good luck, sweetie!

Lori said...

Thanks, Brenda! I told her that last night. It does help to hear that others did the same thing! :)
Robin - I didn't remember that, but will tell her when she wakes up! Lori

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