October 5, 2011

Aaron's Passion

When Kenzie was little, she loved horses.
We lived in Pittsburgh at the time & my mom would send her brochures & trophies from the Horse Show. She thought she was a real cowgirl. She used to beg Aaron to buy her a horse.

Aaron has always loved Mercedes.
Early in our marriage, he would tell me that one day he would own a "Midnight Blue Mercedes". I would listen and then think:
"Kenzie wants a horse - Aaron wants a Mercedes - And I want a million bucks!!
Never going to happen..."

Mom encouraged Kenzie. She'd say:
"Make a deal with your dad. You buy him a Mercedes and he'll buy you a horse."
Kenz believed she would do that one day - she was
Luckily, her love for horses faded,
but Aaron's love for Mercedes did not!

After finishing dental school, moving back to Utah, and opening a dental practice,
Aaron's dream finally came true - - - sort of...
He bought himself a Mercedes - color: light metallic blue.
He loved his car.
I remember my mom telling me how proud she was of Aaron. She'd say:
"You realize your husband did it!! He set a goal and accomplished it - without any help.
He Did It!"
I was glad my mom recognized his efforts -
very few have recognized him for his hard work in a positive way.
I know he is a determined person. If he wants to do something, he will.
He has done this time and time again - accomplished what I thought was impossible.

Last year, he traded in his Mercedes for a midnight blue Range Rover. It broke my heart!!!
His Mercedes was more then a car to me.
It was something that my mom had seen and made a big deal out of...
It is funny, when someone you love and respect and worship and adore, etc, etc, passes away,
you tend to hold on to anything that reminds you of them.
He owned the Range Rover for just a few months. It was a lemon!!!

He then purchased a beautiful charcoal Lexus. I loved his Lexus.
I really hated the Range Rover so I loved the Lexus even more.

He liked his Lexus, but his heart belongs to Mercedes.
After much thought, research, nights without sleep at the computer, and excitement, he sold his Lexus and went two weeks without a car - well, he drove my Big White Car.
(I refuse to drive it. And I am not looking forward to winter and cold weather - I LOVE my mother's day gift from Aaron...and drive it rain or shine.)
(yes, I had to put this in here)

Until last Thursday -
He finally got his MIDNIGHT BLUE MERCEDES!!!

He is the happiest man alive!!

Everyone has a passion for something...
Mine is Decorating.
Kenzie's is singing.
Mackay's is football.
Hayden's is weapons.
Aaron's will always be CARS!!!

I don't mind.
If he can afford it and it makes him happy - Go for it!!
You deserve whatever car you want!!
(I really wish my mom could see it.
She would tell him how proud she is of him.
But since she isn't here to tell him, I will....)
Good Job, Babe!!
I love your car too.
And I am so proud of ALL you have accomplished!
And you look really hot in your new car... wink, wink.


Ashley said...

You go Man! You have definitely earned it! It is BEAUTIFUL! Can't wait to see it!

amanda said...

Beautiful!! I am glad he finally got his dream car. You two will look like a million bucks driving down the street in your sweet rides:) It will just make Jane drool even more--ha ha!!

Patty said...

You are THE cutest wife. And he did have help for you... his lovnig, supportive wife. Who was also my best YW pres ever.

Alyssa said...

Jeff's passion is sports and attending sporting events. When he is at a game, he almost can't breathe before its starts and he says the hairs on the back of his neck stand up as soon as the game begins and the team comes out to play. It's weird how when you know something makes them THAT happy, you really want it FOR them, too. I bet you are just as thrilled as he is about this cool car. I am happy that Aaron has his dream car, too. He is a good man and he deserves a splurge. Both of you enjoy the moment. So fun!

janhans said...

My goodness "Mr." You certainly chose a beautiful car. I 've always known that you have loved the color Navy Blue. It is a beauty!!And you have worked very very hard to have it.. That must make you feel so great inside... I am totally proud of you..Love Mom