Those sleepless nights on the couch lasted for several days and I longed for the time when I would be able to lay down in my own bed and actually sleep.
Fast forward 15 years. The worry-free nights are about to be taken to a whole new level. Ren now has her driving permit. Even though she turned 15 in September, she wasn't really interested in getting her permit until recently - which was fine with her father and me. But now, the countdown is on for that day when she will have an official license and be on the road by herself, and I find myself wishing I could somehow turn back time - and have her nestled on a pillow in my lap again.