|Honda Odyssey 2014.|
Even more beautiful than the sunset.
I know you're a huge bazillion dollar company, but I like to think of you as a friend. I grew up for a while knowing you were my Mom's friend as you made her happy to drive her "Irish Honda" (it was a pretty kelly green color). I loved to sit in the back, waiting for my turn at the wheel one day.
You were there for me when I was buying my first car with my own hard-earned money upon graduating with my MBA. I was so excited to hand over $5000 at the age of 23 for a used white Honda Accord that drove with a smooth spunk. I loved you. I really really did. You were my favorite car ever, even when I backed you up into that pole at the garage. You didn't hold a grudge, you sweet Honda.
But things changed and life went on, I got married and had babies, and soon couldn't fit all my beautiful children within your loving embrace anymore. But I couldn't bear to get rid of you. So I urged my husband to adopt you and get rid of that new (but non-Honda) car he had been driving around. Adopt you, he did. And he loved you too, even as you got older and more dinged up as time went on.
Finally we came to a point where we both needed a van big enough to hold our five kids, and off you went to another happy customer. I may have cried a little that day.
Because my husband is a school teacher, and I also work in a school, money has always been hard to come by, and we purchased used vans that were not Hondas. I know, I know, I'm ashamed too. We have scrimped and saved and this summer, we finally paid off our student loans, just in time to discover we were expecting our 6th baby. We are thrilled! But, now I am looking into a minivan that can hold 8 passengers once we become a family of eight in March 2014. And guess what is at the very top of my wish list? That's right, a Honda Odyssey. My dream car. Some people have told me that I should dream bigger, but there's no vehicle better than a Honda in my book.
I even saw a commercial last night showing that you come with a built in vacuum! You know me (and my messy kids) so well. Oh to have a clean, comfortable, sporty, reliable, safe and beautiful Honda Odyssey would be beyond my wildest dreams, but a girl's gotta dream right? My husband is not even considering adding you to our family, sweet Honda O., because he insists we just got out of debt and are saving for a four bedroom house and we don't have the funds available right now.
You've never let me down before, Honda, and so as they say "Ask and you shall receive. Knock and the doors will automatically slide open at the touch of a button" and maybe just maybe, one of the nicest Honda dealers ever will take pity on this mother's heart and make my dreams come true with a bargain that even my frugal and practical husband can't refuse.
With all my eternal, undying, never-wavering devotion,