Thursday, August 27, 2009

Theme Thursday - Limo

My older sister got married when I was 17. I had been to several weddings by then, but only as a guest. This time, I was in the wedding party and I was looking forward to getting to ride in a limo. Turns out that my soon-to-be brother-in-law was restoring a vintage Ford Thunderbird and it was decided that once it was completed, that would be their 'limo' for the day. Needless to say, I was a bit disappointed.

Yet once her wedding day came and I saw my sister and my Dad in that gorgeous vehicle, I realized there was no need for a limo. That restored T-bird was perfect. In my mind’s eye I can still see a picture from that day, my sister and my Dad smiling broadly. I can remember clearly that I told my Dad that I didn’t want a limo for my wedding either – I wanted that same car. I didn’t realize at the time that my need and want was not for a limo or even for this restored car, but for that special time with my Dad. I was jealous of my sister that day.

Turns out I got my wish, sort of. I did get to ride in a limo less than a year later - when we went to the funeral for my Dad.

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17 comments:

Wings said...

Wow. Very nice, and very moving. We never know, do we?

Great first post & great first Theme Thursday entry! Welcome. :)

Harnett-Hargrove said...

That was way too fast... seems like there was a lot more there...I enjoyed what you gave. -Jayne

Betsy said...

Oh, so sorry! Some limo rides are more fun than others. Hope you have a happy one some day!

willow said...

It's easy to forget to cherish each moment. Lovely piece.

Dreamhaven said...

So sorry for your loss. Still miss my Dad and it's been 20 years.
I hope life treats you more kindly these days.

Welcome to TT

Brian Miller said...

welcome to theme thursday...heart rending first post. time with dad is special and should be cherished. sorry for your loss.

VE said...

That's a different kind of limo experience. I hope your next one is for enjoyment.

subtorp77 said...

Ravyn, did the same for the first time...August 2001. May both our Dads rest. Very moving piece ( absolutely no pun intended )...bless you!

Oddly tho'...I've always wanted a hearse...but can't think of one good reason why...

And welcome to Theme Thursday!

Holly said...

Ouch

Skip Simpson said...

Very happy... and sad. Thank you for sharing.

JeffScape said...

Yay! First blog is up!

And not too shabby. What were you worried about again?

Jaime said...

sorry your first limo ride was something so sad.

Baino said...

Ravyn very sad that the first trip in a limo was at a funeral. Seems mostly they're used for weddings and funerals and proms. Welcome along to Theme Thursday!

Kris said...

I still have not been in one, and hope that it doesn't come the same way as your first ride. :(

Cracked Like An Egg said...

:(

Dot-Com said...

That was so touching. Sorry your dad passed away only a year after your sister getting married. Welcome to Theme Thursday :-)

Nicole said...

:(