When Kit said that he had won one chance in fourteen to win a car, that the car was a copy of Richard Petty’s Superbird, and that he had asked Joel to be his proxy for a trip to Miami, I asked Stevanie if and/or what she knew about it, and she said “Yes, I’m going too!” (“Sometimes the Mom is the last to know,”)
I had no idea of the magnitude of the opportunity or the significance it would have in our lives,. With each conversation, it became increasingly clear. Oh…a copy of Richard Petty’s car! (I knew enough about him to know he was THE legendary race car driver.) Really?…Stevanie and Joel will get to meet him in Miami? Wow. Angie is going to meet them there? Way cool. That car is gorgeous and so unique! I remember Superbirds from the 70’s…slightly.
Each bit of information made the opportunity more exciting, and we were spending more and more time discussing details and researching information about the car, Richard Petty and all things related.
The most significant affect the adventure was having was giving Kit something pleasurable in his life. He’d had serious health issues for nearly a year so thinking about the possibility of owning the car of his dreams gave him something positive to look forward to each day, lifting his spirits and putting some fun in his life.
In addition to the positive affect on Kit individually, it was becoming a source of sibling bonding between brother and sister that was delightful to observe. They were already extremely close, and planning together about the car added another layer.
From the beginning, whether or not Kit won the car, the experience was enhancing our lives, and we were having a great time with it and with each other.