I sit here in your garage just waiting for the opportunity that we can spend together, and that I can make you proud. I enjoy our time together so much, that I will give you 100% each and every time you call on me. Sure, there are times when I can't always be my best, but you always seem to know what is wrong, or you can always find a way to make me better. Sometimes better than I was before. Because of your way of taking care of me, I in turn want to take care of you. You and I make a great team, and we are lost if we don't have each other. I'm no good without you, and you are no good without me.
When I'm not able to run my very best, I feel like I'm really letting you down. You call me names, and sometimes you even kick my tires. You'll complain and say that I'm no good, and at times, threaten to sell me or trade me in on another model. During these times, I hurt. Eventually though, you will take me apart, replace my broken parts, and fix me better than new. For these times I'm very grateful and honored to have you as my owner. You handle me with caring hands, and always make sure that you only use the best or correct parts and belts on me. I have been loyal to you for many many years, and even though you talk harsh to me sometimes, I know you will always be loyal to me.
For the past couple of years, I have seen other tractors come and go, and some that have been here almost as long as I have. But no matter what, you always seem to want to spend time with me the most. I know I'm not your favorite, but when you pick me to do the chores, I can't help but feel like there is no other tractor in the collection.
I recently started showing my age, and though most owners would have sold me or traded me away, you showed me your loyalty by taking me completely apart, cleaning each and every part of me, and repainted me. I know you were happy, although I wasn't much good to you in pieces, as you always showed me a smile whenever you found the time to work on me. You handled all of my parts as if they were glass, and assembled me carefully like you were handling fine china. I saw the love you had for me, and I finally understood just how much you really appreciated me. Now I'm all shiny with a fresh coat of paint, new tires, and brand new decals. I feel like I was able to bring new life to you, just as you have done for me.
Since you restored me, I don't get to spend as much time with you anymore, at least around home. I mostly sit in the garage all covered up, and at times, I feel deserted or lifeless. Just when I think you have forgotten about me, the garage door opens up and I'm loaded on a trailer. You take me to a place that has a huge field full of other tractors like me, and I can't help but wonder is this it? What is going to happen to me? Is our partnership over? Eventually I'm parked between other tractors and I'm forced to blend into the crowd. It's times like this that make me feel deserted. All of these strangers walking past me, checking out my every detail, and talking about me like I was being offered to them. Now I can't help but wonder if I'm being sold. Is this the end for me and my owner? Will my new owner treat me as good as my old owner? For this my heart saddens. But low and behold, you come back to me carrying a big trophy and a ribbon, and a crowd gathers around me telling you how nice I look and offering you Congratulations. Our relationship is now mended, and we are like peas and carrots again. You didn't desert me or sell me, and once again, I was finally able to return the love to you that you have shown me.
I know I'm not used as much as your truck or car, and sometimes it will go weeks until I see you. But when you do find the time for us to be together, just remember I'm always here for you when you need me. Patiently waiting and wanting to work with you again, no matter how long it takes.
Edited by johndeereelfman, July 13, 2014 - 03:43 PM.