Saturday, May 28, 2011

Selling the Sable

We were fortunate enough to be gifted a car right at the moment we needed it the most.  We were still a freshly married, childless couple who were still the not so proud owners of my husband's very first car - a purple Ford Taurus that was quite literally on its last legs.  That thing would shake like the Flinstones car every time we drove it, making us seriously concerned that it might fall to pieces around us.  I swear, I looked in the rear view mirror more than once to see if we were leaving a trail of random parts.

In 2006, Evan's Grandma was ready to get a new car, so she saw an opportunity to bless us big time.  She just gave us her car, a 2003 Mercury Sable with barely 30,000 miles on it.  To say we were thrilled would be an understatement. 

We made some memories with that car.  Isaiah came home from the hospital in that car.

I remember riding next to him in the backseat, holding that carrier as still as I could for the 5 minute drive home.  Ah, first time motherhood!

In 2009, we brought Micah home from that same hospital in that same car.  This time, I rode in the front seat and this little prize rode safely in the back.

And who could forget the time in 2010 when I was paying more attention to singing along with the radio and fetching the envelope of photos from Snapfish out of my mailbox to truly pay attention to what I was doing and ended up doing this to the Sable while Evan was away on a business trip to China.

Oh yeah, that was a fun one to explain.  Oy.

Alas, we have reached the end of an era.  After driving our Sable for the last five years, it has come time to make the move to a minivan to accomodate our growing family, so she had to go.  We ran her up to just over 102,000 miles and on Friday, we signed the title over to a co-worker of mine who is just jazzed beyond belief to be buying her first "big girl car."  So, before I left for work this morning to deliver the Sable to its new owner, I just had to take a photo of my babies in front of the vehicle that carried them last time.

You've been good to us, girl!  Take good care of your new driver!

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