We are in a season of change in our lives right now. In the midst of trying to make some of the projects easier, my son and I took a road trip to visit my parents at their lake house. Little did I know, that as much as he needed it, so did I.
He had been asking to go to grandma and grandpa's house for weeks, but with all the house stuff going on we just couldn't get over there. Finally, I made the decision to make it easier and hopefully gain more interest on our house selling, the two of us would go out of town for the weekend.
It was a fun filled, relaxing weekend, filled with many first things. One thing in particular that my son enjoyed, as did the rest of us was fishing. Sure, he has seen fish, in a tank, but never caught one. The excitement and joy on his face as he caught that first fish was priceless. All weekend he kept asking to fish and the following weeks he would turn just about anything into a fishing pole.
The look on his face with a fish hanging on a hook from the rod he was holding on, was like a kid opening the much awaited gift at Christmas. Summer is about fun, firsts, making memories, and doing what you love.
For me, seeing my son try new things, the love he has for his grandparents, and watching pure joy coming from all of it in a way only a kid can express makes me feel alive, in awe, and almost like a kid again. Seeing my parents do the things with my son, things that I know they did with my brother and I...like fishing from the end of the dock, brings happiness. It brings smiles to everyone around.