Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Too Busy To Go Fishing? No way!

Father's Day this year was a nice change of pace for me. It was filled with some of the most enjoyable relaxation I have had in a long time. My wife and daughter surprised me with a brand new weed eater and a day to do whatever I felt like doing. Now, many of you would say 'A gift like that just leads to more work'. While it might, I love taking care of my lawn and working outside. My neighbor thinks I am crazy for liking it so much, but it's all good! I truly enjoy it!

I had a wonderful breakfast with my wife, daughter, mother and father-in-law and the rest of the day I sat around the house relaxing. I don't do that very often. Not because I am always too busy, but because I don't like to sit still! I always want to be active. I did have to water the garden because a man has to eat, right? We can't have the veggies withering away! But I stayed away from any yardwork (but I did keep thinking about that weed eater and where to use it first).

Now, I am not writing this to share what material gifts I received. Not at all. What I am most thankful for on Father's Day is having a daughter to be a father to. When I was younger I imagined being a dad, but never dreamed it would be so rewarding. Riley made my Father's Day when during breakfast she looked at me and asked,  

'Daddy, when can we go fishing?' 

Right then and there, without missing a beat, I promised her we would go the following Saturday. Just she and I to the local park for a fun morning of fishing and enjoying some time together. Without a doubt, I am so very thankful for being able to share these moments and to cherish them. I am already looking forward to relaxing by the water, having great conversations with my little munchkin, and laughing the morning away with her. It will be a great day.


  1. That is the best question she could ever ask.

  2. That is the best question she could ever ask.