If not now, then when?

We headed for the school yard a few hours ago.   Mom wanted to practice her driving this weekend.  This event was another step towards regaining her normal life after her hip fracture on January 31st.

Behind the high school, we switched seats.  She got in her van like usual, adjusted the seat and mirrors, put on her seat belt, and off we went.  We meandered our way through the high school roads, then past the middle schools, and finally past the elementary schools.  The last elementary school we went by was the one I began my schooling in.  Instead of paying attention to Mom’s driving, I was focusing on kindergarten and summer camps.  I was also jolted by a flood of memories of dreams I’ve had about the old school days.   My day dreaming answers the question of “How did she do?”  She did fine, and drove us home.  In other words, I wasn’t afraid to day dream.

She’s now free to move about town.

But not without a few reminders from me:

– Remember to always use your directionals

-Take a right onto the highway (avoid going left: it’s too dangerous!)

-Don’t engage with the road-rage bullies

-And NO cell phone use.  That means talking OR texting! (haha)

Gosh, they grow up so fast…

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9 Responses to If not now, then when?

  1. Glynny says:

    Go you, Mom! Another challenge met and conquered!
    Glynny

  2. Congrats Anne, great job!! Diane, you did a fantastic job so would you like to, ummm help Josh with driving. LOL. You did great too.

  3. mafarckle says:

    You are sooo cute Diane, love, Patti

  4. maria wulf says:

    So nice to see Diane!

  5. Ann says:

    Your Mom is AMAZING Diane! What a remarkable woman and so inspiring! And so are you! Like Mother, like Daughter!

  6. Diane Fiore says:

    My mother has done really well in her recovery Ann. She is a remarkable role model for emerging flawlessly (almost, anyway) from an adverse situation. I will share with her what you wrote.

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