Give thanks #22
For those of you who scoff at the idea of having a mini-van, I must tell you...quite simply...that you're missing out. Really, you are. My heart is heavy for those of you who will never get to experience the joys of having a mini-van! ;o) It's really a great thing, especially if you have more than one child. But even if I had just one, I'd still recommend it.
We decided after Sarah was born that we wanted to look for a van. And believe it or not, Josh was the one who first instigated the search. I told him if we could actually find something that we could afford (this was pre Dave Ramsey by the way, but I still wanted to pay it off in a year or less if we had to have payments at all), then we would go ahead and get one. I love the internet for many reasons, but finding a car is so easy on a computer!
Finally, in September of 2006, we found a pre-owned one that we liked - it was the color, make, and model that I preferred, so that made it even better!
Having extra room was great. Being able to go places with my parents or Josh's parents...and not taking two vehicles was nice. And...my favorite part about our van is that if I need to actually WALK AROUND inside, I can! If I need to get up and go sit in the back to help comfort a crying baby, I can do that...while in transit! Yes, this only works if someone else is driving...ha!
So today, I proclaim my thankfulness for our mini-van. It's not brand new (it's a 2000) and it's not top-of-the-line, but I sure love it and plan to take care of it for many years to come!
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