A Boy's Dream
When I first met David, we were both 28 and knew where we were going and what we wanted. I very soon loved him, anyone who has ever met him would have to say what's not to love?
But my boy had a dream. His dream was to build his own car. Now, along with his brother, he owns a garage - not the sort that sells fuel but the sort that fixes cars. His garage is in a very small village and he works extremely hard, usually from 8am to 6pm. They are both good men, will mend anything that is brought in and will willingly close up the garage to go sort out any problems that the elderly residents of the village have, even something as small as changing a fuse and expect no payment in return for their lost time.
When we met he had several vintage motor bikes and was building a 1940's replica car. Personally, I preferred the motor bikes and on one of our first dates he took me out on his motor bike and sidecar. On our very first date we went for a ride on his tandem - a man of many modes of transport he was in those days!
As we got older, bought a house and had Gracia the motor bike collection dwindled and the car was sold because we needed the funds for more mundane things.
A couple of years ago David and his brother decided to start building a Frazer Nash.
Now this car is as beautiful as the first one was as ugly. It has sleek round lines, shiny chrome and oozes style. They haven't got very far with it as they are both working on their respective houses but it is now my dream that this car gets finished and the boys can race it. It will be a fitting reward for all the hard work and sacrifices that my fantastically generous man has made. There is so much more that I can say about these sacrifices but he would be too embarrassed if he ever read about it.
So this Story Telling Sunday is a huge thank you for being blessed with the man with whom I share my life and the sacrifices he has made for us.xxx
Reasons to be cheerful:
1. That David is the man he is.
2. That he had and still has a dream.
3. That he loves us enough to put his dream on hold.