Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Driving Away Fear part 2

When Jason and I decided to move to England, there were a number of concerned people worried about how we'd survive without a car. I generally responded that I didn't plan to drive -- the left side of the road thing was too intimidating. But after a few months, a car came our way & the left side didn't seem so scary. Unfortunately, we could only drive on our U.S. licenses for one year.

Now I feel like I've been re-enfranchised. This morning I passed the British Driver's Exam. It took almost five months for paperwork to clear (thanks to a medical quirk of mine) just to get a learner's permit & then three attempts at the on-the-road exam. But now I can take my kids to church or to swim class without the expense of a taxi! Huge blessing!

7 comments:

Jessica said...

YAY!!!! GO STARR!!!

Sarah said...

Congratulations!!! That is a huge deal!

I'm very glad for you, my friend.

Jeanne said...

Congratulations, Starr! Very happy for you!

Jadesfire said...

Yay! Congratulations sis! Now you have your "freedom" back (even if it's not the original Starr's freedom). So happy for you.

C

Ellen Fehr said...

Hallelujah!!

Lisa G. said...

Yaaay! Freedom! Congrats! :)

Marie said...

Oh Starr! That is a huge accomplishment! Congratulations! (I am playing catch up here so rather late commenting!) There is nothing like the freedom that comes from being able to drive yourself!! Well Done!!