I confess that I used to hate you. I never gave you a chance back then. I didn’t even want to give you a second look. I’d cringe whenever I saw you down the street. To be completely honest, I thought you were ugly. I know that’s so mean and incredibly judgemental…but I’m keeping it real. And you were always so big. So.damn.big. Why did you like being so heavy? You were so unpopular with your awkward looks and you had NO personality. I hate to say this, but you were completely unattractive. I don’t know what anyone ever saw in you….
Then one day, everything changed. Something happened as I got older that made me see you in a different light. I saw a side of you that I had never seen before. You made me see the importance of finding the inner beauty. You taught me not to judge a book by its cover, as I would be missing so much if I did. You made me feel comfort in a way I’ve never felt before. I regret that it took me so long to realize how much I needed you and now that I have you, I’m never letting go. You have brought our family so much joy and you have been there to comfort us and protect us when we needed it the most. You have changed our lives for the better. You are our unsung hero.
So here’s to you, my sweet, darling minivan. Here’s to all the things I didn’t see before. Here’s to the greatness of your sliding doors and countless cupholders. Here’s to your spacious interior and built-in vacuum. Here’s to the newly designed sleek body styles that have made you more attractive than before. It doesn’t matter what people say about us. We have each other and that’s all that matters. It’s me and you til the end….or at least for the next 8 years.