Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My husband is a fishermen. He loves to fish. He is serious about fishing. And in my opinion, he's pretty good at it too. I have to be careful about letting him know that I feel this way. If I say too much about how good he is then he might feel like he needs to fish more.

Just this weekend he and my daddy went fishing. When he called around 9 that morning to give me an update I knew it had been a good morning. I could hear the excitement in his voice. They caught many, many fish and brought home two nice "keepers". (See, I am even catching on to the fishing lingo.) It was definitely a proud day.

Travis is working really hard to pass his love of fishing on to Morgan Kate. I don't think it will take a lot of work or a lot of convincing. She seems pretty comfortable around fish already. And if she's anything like me, which I think she is, she'll love fishing just because her daddy loves fishing.

It thrills me that she might love fishing one day. I think she can learn a whole lot while out there with her daddy. A lot about fishing. And a lot about life.

She'll learn to be a planner and to take things seriously.

Travis takes fishing seriously. The night before a trip he gets the boat ready and the rods ready and his lines ready. He decides exactly when he needs to get up the next morning. He decides where to get his bait and exactly what time he needs to be on the water. He knows where to go and all the little "secret fishing holes".

I secretly love this about him. I love that he puts so much thought into things.

She'll learn to love wildlife and how to take care of it.

Travis does hunt and he does fish, but in a responsible way. He only keeps fish that are the legal limit/weight and he lets the others go. Travis would probably die if he knew I told anyone this, but he swerves in the road to miss frogs. Seriously. We stop all of the time and move turtles to the side of the road. And it pains him to see animals on the side of the road that weren't so fortunate.

I pick at him about doing that, but it actually melts my heart. I love that he's compassionate and kind. And I love that he will pass that on to Morgan Kate.

She'll learn to keep trying and not to give up.

Fishing isn't easy or at least that's what I'm told. I personally don't really have the patience for fishing. Travis will teach her to try again and again and again. He will teach her that if you can't catch any fish in one spot, then try another.

And she'll learn to have a good time.

If anyone knows how to have a good time, it's my husband. And if you aren't having a good time he will do everything possible to change that.

I certainly have a "keeper"! And I can't wait to see all that he has to teach and show Morgan Kate. Morgan Kate is one lucky girl!


Jason and Talyse said...

You are such a good wife! Jason loves to fish too, he even used to do tournaments, but he doesn't ever go anymore. Maybe we'll have to get him and Travis together and Jason can tag along on one of his fishing trips. :)

Anonymous said...

I loved this post! I hope that we will see y'all at the boat landing sometime soon!
Wendy H.

Melissa and Sam said...

This is the BEST! I absolutely agree that MK will learn so much from her daddy! I love this!! Love it! Love it!

Kelly Lee said...

Ok...seriously, there are tears streaming out of my eyes. That was such a sweet post. Morgan Kate does have a wonderful daddy and there is no doubt about it...she's daddy's little girl, just like you are with yours:)