The white 1995 Chevy Lumina sits in the parking lot of York Adult Enrichment Center.
The lady behind the wheel looks fabulous in her Christmas sweater and black boots - and a smile that stretches across the breadth of the windshield.
"Hop in, let's go for a spin," she says.
It was not too long ago that the driver was on a floor, shot twice, left for dead.
"She is incredible," calls out Marie Dixon, a home health worker who has helped this woman for so many months that stretched into years.
It seems impossible that this is the last week the driver will attend this center for disabled and special needs adults. It seems that it cannot happen that behind the wheel, smiling, forgiving, thanking others, is Ida Neal Lord.
On Feb. 14, 2008, the worst serial shooter in York County history shot his last victim, in the head first and in the back as she lay on the floor, as he robbed a Rock Hill check-cashing business.
That victim of the villain Phillip Watts, probably the worst of us in York County in our lifetime, left to die on the floor that awful day, was the best of us.
Lord, at age 46, has not stopped pushing herself to get better. She relearned to eat and read and write after the brain injury. She relearned to walk and talk.
And now, almost four years later, Lord has her car and she drives it. She drives to the grocery store, where she once had to use a wheelchair and canes and a walker - and now uses her own two legs.
She drives to the adult center, instead of needing to ride in the center's bus, which she rode for so long.
"Ida told me one day when I picked her up a couple of years ago she would drive here and not need me, and that is exactly what she did," said bus drive Clarence Lowery. "Nothing stops Ida.
"This is nothing short of a miracle."
Before Watts shot Lord - she offered to give him her ATM card, but he shot her anyway - she was a hospice nursing assistant, taking care of the dying. To pay for technical school before that, she worked in restaurants and cotton mills.
Watts took away any chance for Lord to be able to stay in nursing, to help the terminally ill die with dignity.
Dee Curran, who runs the center, gushes about Lord's improvement.
"Ida shows the spirit inside all of us," Curran said. "She is our star."
Lord, a mother of three grown sons and a grandmother of nine, exercises each day. When the weather is nice, she walks as much as she can.
"I had to learn to walk again," Lord said. "You can be sure I will walk any chance I get."
She writes in her journals - she is on her third book, hoping to publish all of them someday - and she lives her life. If she gets a larger television for Christmas, she sure will be thankful.
If she doesn't, Ida Neal Lord will not worry about it.
"I have my own family, and at the senior center, I have my second family," she said. "How many people get two families? I am blessed in my life."
Lord - once left for dead and in a coma for weeks - now worries about nothing except how to be a better person each day of her life and share a little bit of sunshine with people at the adult center or anywhere else she goes.
"I thank my Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ, for the chance and honor to show what I can do after what happened to me," Lord said. "I am a child of God, and I am proud to do battle for him and show others how we might live - even if bad things happen."
And through all this rehabilitation - ever since she was able to speak the words - Lord talks about how she long ago forgave Phillip Watts for what he did.
Watts pleaded guilty to a spree of robberies and shootings that included four people shot for no reason at all.
He is serving eight life terms in a state prison - and he deserves every one of them.
Yet, somehow, Lord does not despise Watts. She does not hate him. She prays for him each night, before closing her eyes to go to sleep. She hopes, someday, to visit him in prison.
"I will tell him face-to-face that I forgive him, that I did a long time ago," Lord said. "I will tell him Jesus loves him. Yes, I will do that."
At the adult center, the staff cries because Lord will soon not be a part of their lives. She has inspired so many people who cannot talk or walk - and probably never will.
She started out as one of them after her injuries, and now she walks tall, even if it is slowly - and she drives.
Ida Neal Lord, left for dead on a cold floor almost four years ago, drives.
"God wanted me to, so I figure I better crank up the engine and drive," she said. "I have places that the Lord wants me to go, so I go."
And that is exactly what Lord does. She goes. Slowly, in that Chevy Lumina, but baby, oh, does Ida Neal Lord go.