6.27.2008

Saying goodbye ...


Just over a week ago I had to say goodbye to a cherished, trusted, and dear friend of mine.

This friend and I have been inseparable since I was 16-years-old. Everywhere I would go, my friend came with me ... to EFY, to every race I ever ran in, to toilet papering houses, to family events, to the temple, to funerals, countless trips to Olive Garden, and he even made the move to Provo with me two years ago.

I loved him more than I thought I ever could, and saying goodbye to him has been one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do ...

I will forever be grateful for the time we spent together. He's meant so much to me for so long and has done so much for me for so long. One of the greatest things I am grateful for that my friend has done for me is ...


He helped me get every where and anywhere I needed to go {as seen in this picture: he took me back home to LOGAN after my six-month residency in Provo!}.


Yes, as unbelievable as it is, and with a heavy heart and much sorrow: I said goodbye Eddie. Now, I know I am not the first one to "act" as if this parting is uber-difficult ... but the truth is: it is no act. I fell in love with a piece of metal! To offer some proof of this claim, the day I accidentally did this ...


to Eddie (on the day of my college graduation, no less), when I went to the auto-body shop to look at him one last time before he was turned into a bazillion lemonade cans, I literally began to sob - uncontrollably. I was so heart broken by what I had done to my little friend and by the idea of us being separated. So much in fact, that insane amounts of money were put into restoring Eddie }much more than the insurance said he was worth [but really, how do you put a price on a friend?]} because I couldn't see myself with any other car.


Until now ... :)

Meet Wilson!!


Now, let it be made known that I didn't go out seeking for new means of transportation because Eddie was old or Eddie was ugly nor had my feelings for Eddie changed. I did it simply to honor Eddie in his old age and out of respect to his slowing condition {not literally, Eddie and I got pulled over for speeding three weeks ago} I have let him move on ... Truly a sacrifice on my part. In fact, not only have I shed tear at our separation, but Eddie has too {or maybe that was just the anti-freeze leak the auto-repair shop told me about???}.

But back to Wilson! Isn't he cute!? :) 2005 Ford Escape, basically a nephew to Eddie {if you will}. And something is telling me that Wilson and I are going to be very, very happy together. Hopefully Wilson is half as committed to me as I am to him {because I thought signing a cell phone contract was huge}!

Another perk about cute little Wilson:


That's right! He has Aggie plates!! CUTE, HUH? {Warning: for any creepos out there who I do not know and have found this blog and now want to stalk me because I put such "personal" information up like my licence plate number, I am not that fun to stalk. Honestly, I'll give you names and numbers of past stalkers and they can tell you that it just isn't worth your time.}

While Wilson and I are looking forward to the next xx years together, Eddie will always remain my first love. And so it is, I dedicate this blog entry in loving memory to Eddie: December 13, 1998 to June 26, 2008. I will never forget you, little buddy.

11 comments:

Krystal said...

Wilson is so cute!! But yes, I'm sure we are all sad to say a last goodbye to Eddie. AND I love the plates... I got those on my "new" car when I was living in Logan (as well as the plate holder from the bookstore). Vey stylish, I think. And hey, now you have an excuse to create new adventures with Wilson, right :o)

Brad & Jamie Downs said...

How cute is you little Wilson! I hope you will be very happy together for many, many years! It is sad to see Eddie go, may he rest in peace!

Allred Mom said...

New memories are in your future!
Wilson will help you make them!

Toni said...

Oh! It's really quite comical when you put it together with the last part about crying over random things :) I'm afraid I'm going to have to do the same thing to Nellie one of these days ...and it breaks my heart! I don't want to talk about it anymore --But I can absolutely see you in Wilson, and I like it!

whitneybballs said...

Oh Eddie...I too have such fond memories of him that is very sad but I wish you the best of luck with Wilson, he look like a good sturdy,trustworthy partner.

Mike Lundberg said...

Wow. I can't believe Eddie is gone. I didn't even get to say good-bye!

Matt and Avree said...

I'm so sorry about Eddie but I have a good feeling about Wilson, congrats, I hope you two have fun getting to know one another.

Ruth and Kyle Emmett said...

Waho! yep, we have the same car and I love my car! You are going to love it too:)

Haley said...

I think I speak for Erin, Nate, and the rest of my family when I say, LOVE the name! :o)

Rhonda said...

I am sorry about Eddie!! I remember those countless trips to Olive Garden with him. But, I am sure Wilson would still love to go to Olive Garden as well =). Oh, and I voted the "Brandon, Tiffany and Melissa"

The Enslingers said...

Oh the good old times with Eddie! We had way too many! I can't believe you have had him this long! Wow! Well at least we have the memories....
Cute new car!

Heather

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