On another note, Rachel had taken and passed her temps test earlier that day.
And then just a few days later - on April 25 - Abbie did the same!
So while we were at Grandma's that day, the girls each made it official by taking a couple of spins through the neighborhood where Jeff grew up.
I took my first turn in the passenger seat with each of them the next day. That was a bit weird, because my "babies" were doing the driving and also because I wasn't nearly as nervous about it as I'd thought I might be. Of course, we were merely going up and down a residential street, but I was surprisingly relaxed and comfortable. I've been noticing in different ways lately that - though I do miss my little girls - I am also proud and excited about the various ways they're spreading their wings. I'm sure that's God's grace - Him giving me peace where I in my own strength would have melancholy.