Today I Took My Grandson Fishing

Maverick Fishing

I tell myself he won’t be 5 years old for long and this is your chance to teach, to encourage, to bring joy, to answer weird questions, to savor every moment every chance I get.

Only one fish was caught, I hooked it but let him reel it in. A small fish but he kept talking about how big it was, shaping up to be quite a fisherman when you can tell tales like that. I enjoyed watching him cast, for a 5-year-old he does pretty good, but still, there was plenty of getting line stuck and tangled.

He found a crawdad hole and the next thing I knew he was putting his bait down the hole trying to catch that rather than fish. Every time he saw a turtle head pop out of the water he had to point it out to me, good thing it only happened about 299 times. He got sidetracked by rabbits, grasshoppers, lilypads, and a few other things.

Every bit of it was a joy to behold! To see the wonder in his eyes about all creation, to witness his curious mind in action, to laugh at his silliness and help him every time he got himself into something he couldn’t solve himself.

I treasure these moments and I hope he does too. I hope he remembers it for the rest of his life, even after I am long departed from this world. I hope one day it will be passed on to his children and grandchildren.

It was only one day of fishing but it was more than that for me and I hope for him as well. Maverick, you are a blessing from God to me, Papaw loves you!

God made grandsons…

God blended a pinch of mischief with two parts of love and joy; He added a special sparkle to each special boy. God made grandsons to keep us energetic, and always on our toes. To bless our lives with laughter, and hold our memories close. To lighten our days, and brighten our ways.

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