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Erin Spatz: The Big Van kicked the bucket

  • Tuesday, October 1, 2013

  • Updated Wednesday, October 2, 2013 2:37 pm

Well it's happened. I have been dreading it for years. Worrying over it.
Plotting how I can avoid it happening.
Yet it did.
The Big Van kicked the bucket.
To say that I cried over this grave loss would be a massive understatement.
Did I make a video montage and photo album of its departure?
Yes, yes I did. I, in all my crazy glory even hugged it good-bye.
The Big van was such a gift.
I learned that to be able to walk around in your van is really awesome and handy.
And, that each kid having their own row cuts down on fighting a lot.
A potty seat fit perfectly in the Big Van.
We once drove to Delaware and only had to stop twice, and that was for gas.
You cannot tell me that you are not impressed.
The Big van held 15 people comfortably. It held four car seats perfectly.
That glorious Big van has taken youth groups, Teach My People kids and countless friends on trips and adventures.
The Big van has moved furniture, hauled countless donations for local charities and churches.
And, safely taken our family on many fun-filled journeys.
I feel the loss of the Big van in a deep way.
When it was time to haul stuff to the dump I wasn't sure how to get it there, the Big van was there.
And sadly, Eric had to make two trips.  
With the Big van, loading up our family to go to the beach was so easy.
Four surf boards, boogie boards, two coolers, totes full of toys, towels and beach chairs plus six people were no match for the Big van. It all fit perfectly.
Now, we have to attach things to the roof.
But, all good things must come to an end. And, the Big van had done more than its share of good.
So we said good-bye and opened our hearts for the next great adventure.


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