Dear 2007 Chevy Suburban LTZ,

If you weren’t “just an inanimate object” like my husband reminded me earlier, you would probably agree that this is the absolute dumbest letter/post you’d ever seen.

I can’t help it, I have to share my thoughts about you before you are gone.

You aren’t just a beast of metal, Fiberglass, leather and crumbs. You are my mobile memory maker.

My secret keeper.

My old faithful.

My work wagon.

My kid carriage.

We’ve done a lot together. We spend over 4 hours a day together between daycare drop off, work commutes and big kid activity pick ups.

You’ve been parked at the airport economy lot, faithfully near the B72 light pole more times than I can count.

You’ve purred along the road as we anticipated travel to Disney World, The Bahamas, Washington DC, Cruises, Michael Jackson’s house, Chicago and many other places of which I have lost track. And you tirelessly returned us safely home at the end of a long day of travel.

You’ve soaked up tears of anger, sadness, frustration and happiness about many aspects of life.

You’ve heard tons of conversations among my kids and I. Countless laughs and good times no matter where we went.

You’ve endured an embarrassing amount of Spongebob videos to keep Kai happy.

You brought Nick home from the hospital.

You only slid down the driveway after being parked on the ice once, and luckily, I found you blocking the road shortly after “the incident”.

You’ve been towed a couple of times, mainly because you give absolutely no warning that you’re going to go into a coma. You just nearly flatline right on the side of the road.

I’m still working on forgiving you for that.

We could’ve taken a really nice vacation on the money I’ve spent on you the last few months. But no, we hand it over to the mechanic.

It’s only money, right?

You made me feel like a mom and a man all At the same time, hauling around all of my children in my big massive machine.

You’ve hauled around all kinds of things from softball equipment to pitch in dinner food.

And people I love.

You’ve hauled around my life, in more ways than one.

Just as I’m ready for my littles to move beyond the”baby stage”, and my biggest kid will be getting his license soon, perhaps a newer vehicle can help me usher in these new phases in my life.

Even still, I’m sad to see you go. You might have been my favorite vehicle ever. But I guess maybe it’s time for someone else to make memories with you for a while.

2007 Chevy Suburban LTZ… I love you. I don’t always like you, but I love you.

And I’m gonna miss you 😥