Friday, March 9, 2012

Empty {Five Minute Friday}

The empty garage spot still surprises me. A reminder of the instant that it all changed.

It’s funny how sad we all are over the loss of a car. 

Such an American thing no? To be so attached to a vehicle. 

They’re more then vehicles though aren’t they? The become part of the family. Our car had been with us for over 10 years. Three houses, three children, countless jobs and adventures and that was the constant still in our lives. 

Always there to take us where we needed to go and to fill our lives with a sense of adventure. 

I will never forget coming home from work in my new car. Top down, radio loud wind whipping my hair all over the place. You always felt like a celebrity in that car. In the  Midwest convertibles still aren't all that common, with the limited seasons we can drive it in. 

Oh and the kids. 

The kids loved that car. Always asking to have the “top up” which really meant down, or off,  so they could feel the wind too They’re friends would ask for rides and then cry when they had to get out. 

But one instant left us with an empty garage, which is better than empty arms, but still a little sad none the less. 

This rather frivolous musing is inspired by Five Minute Friday, join in?


Anonymous said...

Great true that we get attached to our vehicles...I remember when we sold our sportscar (and my husband's first new car he'd ever purchased) for a mini van just before our second child was was like he was trading in an identity...

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

When we were getting ready to move to Thailand, I decided to sell my car. My car that I had had for over 10 years. My first and only car. It was like breaking up with a best friend. I mean, yeah, ultimately it was a THING...but it represented so much of my life. I totally understand how sad it is to say goodbye to a beloved vehicle.

Stephanie Wilson she/her @babysteph said...

Oh, I get it so much.