My parents taught me to be grateful, graceful, and obedient. At times I wasn't one or two of them. Okay... at times I wasn't all three of them. Over time, these values became easier to abide by and I'm grateful for the lessons.
In my sophomore year in high school I was fifteen, old enough to start driver's education classes. At the beginning of the semester we studied the rules of the road via the Department of Motor Vehicles information booklets.
Parenthood has often been called the hardest job there is. Guiding a boy or girl through their childhood, into their teens and then onto adulthood can make any seasoned adult nervous, especially when some of the biggest rites of passage have to be tackled