As new other-cultural missionaries preparing to leave our home, we are experiencing many goodbyes. Today, however, I’ve had one of the most challenging goodbyes I’ve yet experienced: I said goodbye to my trusty, faithful companion for the last two years–the Grey Ghost. AKA, my Mazda3.
He came into our lives two years and 24,000 miles ago when the heart in the Radio Flyer (our 2002 Mazda Protege5) went out (it threw a rod). We’ve celebrated a couple of birthdays, enjoyed a few fun road trips, and rocked out a lot of music. Now that we’re making the transition to our new season in life, we realized that we needed to pass him on to someone else.
We were able, however, to keep him in the family. Maybe that means we’ll be able to have some visitation occasionally. I wish him and his new owners another 100,000 miles of driving excitement.
Zoom-zoom, Grey Ghost…zoom-zoom.