Daily Prompt: Teachable Moment

You have to learn a new skill. Do you prefer to read about it, watch someone else do it, hear someone describe it, or try it yourself?

Oh, let’s see…

I will have to get right into it

Get messy… dirty… try it my way… and sometimes learn the hard way

I remember the time we bought a new car… A little dark brown Chevette… Just big enough for us to get in… with the two boys in back k6674522

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It was a hatch back… so it was useful for hauling things… something we could afford… and it lasted us well…

We made many trips in it… some to Georgia lots to Georgia… because that’s where my husband is from…

That was our only vacation for many years… but, loved it!…

Now to get back to this teachable moment

We loved the color… the car itself… but, it had no aircof0658 … Not many did at this time… That was a luxury!…

And then the main thing I found fault with …was that it was straight stick… You know… clutch… and I had never driven one…

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Well… I’ll take that back… When I was first learning to drive… my brother-in-law did take me out for a lesson and I had no clue what he meant when he said clutch… brake… and this had to be done in some kind of sequence… After almost running into the stone posts k5121725 k5121725 my Dad had meticulously made at the end of our driveway… I had no more lessons with a stick… as they called it…

And now… my husband wants to buy a new car with the same contraption…

He promised he could teach me… u25513350

He didn’t know me too well at that time…

I was awful!…

and I began to hate our new little car…

There was this thing about being on a hillk1222446 … that terrified me!k5676109

and then there were railroad crossings k1519893 … and then there were parking garages that went around and around and up hill

Bobby kept trying… but, we probably had more “unkind” words during this time than all of our 44 years of marriage…

I decided the only way to learn how to drive this beast… was to do it on my own

It’s a wonder there was a clutch k8759474 left in the car before I finally mastered the technique…

The reason I learned finally… was probably because my Daddy had numerous heart attacks and I had to take my Mom to the hospital to be with him every day k0723150 … and she didn’t drive… Well…only in the country when she was growing up… (never had a license)…

I would pray for no red lights on hillsno one to be in front or back of me on the ramps that led us into the parking garagekle0088

Please Lord…”Let me just get there…  park… and then be able to go down without any trouble” …

The Lord and I had many prayers flowing back and forth at this time

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maybe it was He who finally taught me … gave me my “teachable moment”

He was probably the only one with patience to do it! …k1554734

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