Hi, Soz Worry Obe. Pleased right back at 'ya.
Yeah, I've heard you mention worrying as a natural part of your core in the past too. I know I'm in good company and I know there are certain triggers that are normal and natural. Knowing is one thing, dealing is another.
I agree that letting it out helps and the fact that they'll be home in another 20 minutes is a good thing. Time and additional experience for her as a driver and me seeing that nothing bad has happened each time will certainly take the edge off from this particular angst. Thanks for the hug -- it's much appreciated.
I'm trying to remember if I was equally anxious when she started riding around with other friends who were new drivers. I don't think so, but possibly more so than when I was doing all the hauling in both directions. The hardest part of that was waiting up until she got home. I eventually was able to go to sleep even though she was still out with friends. I'm sure it will be a while before I'm sleeping while she's out driving.
And you're right. We've had a number of car tragedies involving young people in the area in the past year. She's more cautious than most teens because of it and because of her own innate anxieties -- gee, I wonder who she gets those from?
Ooohhh - A dedication from Miss Letty. Now I really feel better