Back in the day, I used to really care about what other people thought of me. I still do to an extent, but it's not a huge deal anymore. I am who I am and if someone doesn't like me, it's their loss.
I used to have a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT with a sun-roof. Now that it's 2011, that may not seem very cool, but I sure thought it was a cool car! Dan and I bought it shortly after we got married and have lots of good memories in that vehicle. We brought Trinity home in it even. We both loved that car!
Once we found out we were expecting Nehemiah, that cute little sports car didn't seem to meet our needs anymore. We already had one car seat in the back and it about broke my back to get Trinity in and out sometimes. If we put a second car seat in, that would take up the whole back seat. Not to mention the stroller in the trunk. There was no room left! Where would I put my groceries when I went to the store...and the diaper bag, luggage for travel, etc?
We made the decision to purchase an SUV or possibly...should I even say it...a MINIVAN! Dan had always said that he would never drive a MiniVan.
We had some money in the bank, but were just waiting to find the right vehicle. A trustworthy couple in our church sent out a mass e-mail saying they were selling their MiniVan to upgrade to a bigger vehicle. It was right in our price range and was in great condition! We test drove it and asked a lot of questions! Finally, we jumped on it! Our family really NEEDED this change, whether we wanted to admit it or not.
We ended up selling our sweet little sports car and though I missed it at first, I would much rather have my MiniVan! I took some pictures of it right before we handed it over the new owners...now I'll always be able to look at the pictures and think about how cool I USED to be!
It is really funny that my family now calls Dan "MiniVan Dan!" He has actually admitted to liking our MiniVan and that is the only vehicle we take out as a family now. So, we may not be cool anymore, but we all fit...and so does all of our stuff!