Being a Dad is a bit like that ride really. You can't explain how much you care, how deeply you feel. Love and pride are mixed with concern and worry in almost equal measure! All the hopes and fears that you have for your offspring are surging under the bonnet like a powerfully tuned engine, but on the surface you remain as cool and calm as you can, trusting God to look after your most precious posession in all the world. You want to rush on ahead, to accelerate and overtake life's problems before they hit and steer them away from them. But there's a limit. You can't live their life for them. You have to let go, and believe that the heavenly Father loves them even more deeply than you do and will guide them through whatever life may throw at them.
For now I'm just basking in the glow of a really great father/son day and thanking God for the privilege of being a Dad at all. At least I get to ride in some great autos!