I remember when I was a little girl, back in the dinosaur era, it was not a requirement or the law for everyone to wear a seat belt or for children to remain buckled in a car seat while driving.
So before I became old enough to play Kill The Cows, I sat in the front seat between Mom and Dad on the way to my grandparents’ house without a seat belt. I couldn’t sit in the back seat because I had such horrible car sickness, but two hours was a long time to just sit even if it was in the front seat. I was too short to see over the dash and I couldn’t look out the side windows because that made me puke. Often I would just lay my head on Mom’s lap and my stinky little feet on Dad’s lap while he drove.
We didn’t have air conditioning in the car, so the windows would be down providing the lull of that “wind” sound. So with the hum of the car, the swishing of the wind, the warmth without air conditioning and Mom softly playing with my massive red curls, I would fall sound asleep for most of the journey.
Those trips provided me with some of the sweetest memories of my family. It wasn’t just the thrill of the trip, it was really the peaceful, happiness I remember feeling because I knew that both my parents loved me. Now that I have “grown up” I still know that they both love me. I don’t expect either of them to be perfect because that isn’t a requirement to giving love or receiving it and in their own way with all that they have and are, they both love me. I’m very thankful for my parents.
Now times have changed…We have air conditioning in cars and many other very modern conveniences, but the most important feature in automobiles today are seat belts. They provide added safety for every member of our family and all friends that ride in our vehicles. That is why everyone should wear seat belts. If you don’t wear them for yourself, wear them for your family.
This video is marvelous and very beautiful. I hope you enjoy it.