She may not be as beautiful as she once was but she’s always gotten us where we’ve need to go. And we’ve been everywhere. Germany, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary, Switzerland, Brussels, Liechtenstein—she’s taken Rick and I all of those places. Let's not even talk about the United States. Rick and I don’t drive her much these days. She’s the kids’ car now but, with almost 200,000 miles under her timing belt, she's still raring to go. It’s hard to believe that the car we bought before our first child was born is the same one all three of our kids will drive.
You know what my favorite thing is about the car? My kids aren’t embarrassed to drive it. Well, not too embarrassed. They're thankful. They know a car’s function is to get them where they need to go. They also know if they want a nicer car they’ll have to be the ones to buy it. I hope they don’t, though. I think driving an old car when you're young builds character. It keeps you grounded. I'll even admit when I find myself feeling a little uppity, I force myself to drive it.
So here’s to all the character-building cars out there, as well as the people out there who drive them. And here’s to Rachel, who won the Enlightened book/gift card giveaway! Thanks to everyone who entered.
Before I go, I do have one final shout out to my recently turned fourteen-year-old boy. He told me the “Extraordinary is only 99 cents” gif I made for my last post was lame, even though he knew it was the first one I'd ever made. Instead of getting upset, I decided to rise to the challenge and create another one. Here it is: