Thursday, June 02, 2011
It's taken us through countless road trips, covering 15 states, with a little boy who needed a booster seat when I bought the car but who is now nearly taller than me (and no longer little). We've gone to school in the fall, winter, and spring with bags full of books, homework, and projects galore. It's been to the beach and camping and to its share of Halloween Trunk-or-Treats. It's been to baseball games, soccer games, and running contests. It's carried bikes, garden equipment, groceries, kittens who became cats, and all sorts of luggage. We've sung hundreds of songs in this car. It's made us laugh (what was the deal with that damned alarm?) and it's been there when life was very, very difficult. Five years ago, there were many times when I cried as I drove this car and memories of better days flooded over me. I hope that I've laughed just as often. Before we said good bye, JT pretended to take it for a spin.