Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Griffins settles the score and I wax poetic.

We gave Griffin a shot at fishing redemption and guess what...
he caught nine fish.
That's right, NINE fish.
He was glowing with pride as he held up each fish.

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I don't know what's happening to me but I might actually enjoy fishing.
Maybe it's because I'm in a boat with the people that I love.
Perhaps it's because it feels like we are creating memories for Griffin
that will live in his heart always.
I remember watching my brother pull up
in Pappaw's truck after a long day of fishing.
He always looked proud and so happy
as they told us all about their adventures on the lake.
When I look at Griffin in that photo, he has the same look on his face.

Maybe it's because the pond is just so beautiful
and I feel calm as we float languidly around the water.

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I have many memories of Pappaw and my dad fishing together too.
They would come back to Mammaw's lake house with more catfish than she could fry up.
The bond between them seemed so strong when fishing poles were involved.
Just the thought of seeing them stand side by side and pose for photos with their prize fish
makes me feel safe and secure.

So, when I see my dad and Roger standing side by side on the bank of the pond,
tossing in their fishing poles, it's wonderful.

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I am such a hopelessly nostalgic girl.

12 comments:

That One Mom said...

Griffin will treasure these memories forever. My son, almost 12, still talks about the fishing trips he took with his uncle when he was way younger.

BigSis said...

such fun experiences. such great memories!

Snuggle Wasteland said...

Yes. Griffin will treasure these memories and the photos, too. You're a good mom/wife to enjoy it with them. I'd be at home watching tv.

MommyLovesStilettos said...

I love fishing :) I grew up fishing all the time with my dad and brother. Both of my kids love to fish now and it makes me happy :)

Vodka Logic said...

Love Griffins smile. I'm nostalgic too and my kids whine, but they will be too one day. xx

Kelly Lund and Kids said...

NINE!? wowza!! what a great day!! Love the pics... :)

Sue said...

Good for Griffin! That's a GREAT catch.

=)

PS. And, yes, these moments together are a gift that definitely keeps on giving. Through the years.

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

i'm sure you get tired of this but: that was great leigh. so talented and gifted. love you girl xoxoxo

R Montalban said...

Yey for catching fish, that is a magical shot of Griffin and I am so happy for you all.

Mama Zen said...

I find fishing incredibly relaxing!

Neena said...

Hopelessly nostolgic seems like just the right kinda of hopeless to me. Seriously.

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Way to go Griffin! I think it's awesome you love to fish and a great way to bond with the guys in your life!

p.s. Griffin has the cutest smile in the whole world. You and Roger make good-looking kids!