Tuesday, July 24, 2012


So, Bryan really loved his car.  Some men have media rooms, some men have hunting leases- Bryan had his car.  He called it his man-cave.

He commuted a good distance each day, so enjoying his time in the car was important to him.  That way, he came home already "unwound" after a long day.

And this weekend, it was time to sell it.  It was really hard for me to see it go, but not as hard as coming home each night and seeing his car in the garage, and then realizing afresh that he's gone.

Nathan is a car guy.  He likes to look at them, research them, memorize the stats on them.  He's been hooked ever since we started buying him Matchbox cars when he was a toddler.  One night, before he turned two, Bryan and I went to check on him before we went to bed.  We covered him up, and he said in his sleep, "Cars, cars, more cars." 

The folks at Gunn Acura were wonderful.  They gave us exactly what we needed for the car.  And the salesman, Moe, took Nathan around to see all the cool cars.  At first, he thought he was just dealing with a ten year old, but when Nathan started talking about the 7.2 second acceleration time on the Acura MDX and 19 inch premium wheels, he gave him the full tour.

And so we said goodbye to Bryan's fourth Acura.  Saying goodbye to his "things" is really only difficult because we had to say goodbye to him.  We'd gladly give it all up if it would bring him back for even a single day.


Allison said...

Aimee, I'm amazed at how you are able to get things done in the midst of this tragedy. Our family prays for your family daily. We haven't forgotten about you. I love reading your posts. Thank you for being HIS light to us.

I have a good friend Ginger Ravella who also lost her husband and she has 4 kids. She has an amazing story! I would love for us to go to lunch someday.

Also, I want you to know that I live right behind Costco and if you ever want to drop off the kids or some of them, we would LOVE to play with them. You could run errands or whatever you need to do. I know they are your strength so I'm not suggesting that you need alone time, I'm just trying to be helpful...and my kids would LOVE it! Especially if there's a troublesome kid that doesn't want to go to Academy :).

With you always -
Allison Singleton

Debbie M said...

Way to go, Nathan! I remember you giving me all kinds of "stats" on cars during our rides to and from gymnastics class! Sorry I didn't have a clue what you were talking about but I was impressed non-the-less!

God's greatest blessings, love and comfort are prayed for you all each day. I'm hoping someday to surprise you all with a phone call to see if I can come for a visit. Would love to come see you all even if just for a few minutes.

Anonymous said...

Wow, he looks like he is enjoying that way to much. You should sleep with your keys :)Cindy B