My kids live somewhere where it snows. A lot. Salt Lake to be specific.
I realize, I don’t have bragging rights to how my grand kids turn out, at least not directly, but I can still brag.
Becca is one of those people that was in no big hurry to get a driver’s license. In fact the thought of getting behind the wheel terrified her. But she now had a child, who had to get to school and a job she had to get to. She was no longer near a bus line she could use to access places she needed to be. It became a necessary evil. But, she did it and did well. I was a little worried, because they live where it snows and is icy at times. I am mortified to drive in those conditions though I did it for years. The first snow of the season was always the worst. Then in spring when it begins to thaw in the day but it’s still cold at night, you wake up to ice. She just turned 25 and has only been driving a couple of years.
A couple of weeks ago, she had a fender bender. If I remember correctly, it was her fault. Her accident came with the first snow. The accident wasn’t too bad, but her car still had to be taken in and repaired before she could drive it again.
It just came home from the shop a few days ago.
Then, yesterday morning, WHAM!
Becca lives with her mom, my daughter, in an apartment downstairs. It is almost like a full house, two bedrooms, kitchen, living room and all that. Pretty neat.
Well, my daughter, who’s bedroom sits on the top floor facing out to the street, heard a CRASH and looks out their window to see Becca’s recently restored car on the sidewalk. BANG!
A teen age girl, on her way to school, went somersaulting down this quiet residential street, throwing Becca’s car to the curb. BOOM!
My son in law went out to the street to check on the driver as Andrea went and woke Becca and told her what had happened.
Well, Becca being the sweetheart that she is, responded with “Is anybody hurt?!” Concerned not for her car, but for the driver. When I heard that, I beamed. She didn’t curse and get upset that her car had been hit just two days after getting it back? No, her only concern was for the driver.
As for the girl? She’s fine. She “says” she was looking at her GPS, which my daughter disbelieves because she’s pretty certain she knows her way to school. Plus, another clue was that her only panicked concern was for her phone, scrambling about, crying “Where’s my phone?!” The only thing important was her phone. Not worried about the now trashed, brand new Audi. Nope. Just the phone.
No apologies for anything, to anyone, nothing. Just “Where is my phone?
When her parent’s came out. They laughed. I wonder if her parent’s are lawyers?
I am grateful.
My Becca is beautiful, both inside and out. And I AM proud.
Yes, she’s a phone a holic too! But never while driving. In fact, she’s the biggest back seat driver ever. <smile>