My oldest niece is going to the DPS today to take her permit test. I am going to the DPS to renew my license. We are both girls (ahem, I still consider myself a girl) which means...
and deciding what shirt you want to wear for the next 12 years. (In your driver's license photo anyway)
When I was 15 & 16, getting my permit and then my license, this was great fun! I spent the whole morning (of every day the week prior) thinking and planning.
Today, I am 38. As I got out of the bathtub and started blowdrying my hair, it dawned on me...
Next time I have to do this will be when I turn fifty.
Wow. My mom is 50 (not really, but in my mind she is)
Today, my oldest is 14. When I renew next time my youngest will be 14.
Today my youngest is 2. When I renew next time, my oldest will be 26.
Today I have 5 children. When I renew next time I might be a grandmother.
As I think back to the last time I renewed my license, I realize what an entirely different person I am today.
Last time, I was 26.
I was pregnant with my 2nd child.