“It’s not the car that I’m needin’, just the chance to be with him. I know that once these days roll past us, they will never come again. So little time and we spend way too much apart. There will always be a part of us together in that car.” – Jeff Carson

“The Boy” and I have been looking forward to today. We started off by signing up for coach pitch baseball. Then it was off to “Awana Grand Prix Car Cutting” at church. Once the car was completed, we snuck into the gym for a little “round the world”. Then we got some lunch and hit the local Hobby Lobby for the necessities for his car (paint, decals, glue).

This is our first year building our own car. The past 2 years, he was only a “cubbie” and had to participate by racing a Hot Wheel car. Wouldn’t you know that he has won both years? The bar has been set pretty high. Feeling the pressure to keep up the winning streak, I have gotten advice from all of the “Seasoned Car Creators”. It’s enough to make your head spin.

Then it hit me today, like the lyric above (and song below) says, this race has nothing to do with how the car looks or who wins. It boils down to the time we are spending together. It’s the chance to be in my sons life, and love on him a bit. To laugh, work and enjoy one another’s company. The time goes to quick. Here’s hoping his car does too!