Not Just Fishing
When I was young I always wanted to go fishing with my daddy but he always said when you get bigger. Well, when I turned 5 years old I told my daddy that I was bigger now and I wanted to go fishing, he said ok. I was so excited that finally I got to go fishing with my daddy.
On the day my daddy took me fishing I was so excited I just could not wait. I was up, dressed, and in the truck waiting on my daddy so proud I was going fishing. Daddy was ready, he loaded the boat and away we went. We got to the fishing spot and daddy put the boat in the water. We went out on the water; there we were, time to fish. I look at my daddy and he said watch me because I’m only going to bait your hook one time and take only one fish off then it is up to you, so watch real good. I watched my daddy as he put the worm on my hook, then he casted the line out for me. I caught a fish and he said again watch me real close I’m only doing this one time; I watched.
Now it was my turn to bait the hook, worm in one hand and hook in other, I looked at daddy then back at hook and worm. Daddy said I told you to watch now it is up to you. I sat in the boat with my pole, worm and hook, I tried so hard but daddy was not giving in. That day I did not get worm on the hook but it taught me how to be independent and that I could do anything I set my mind to.
My daddy is not alive anymore so I carry that memory with me still today and cherish it. We were not just fishing it was the lesson and time we spent together that meant the most. Thanks to my daddy he taught me that no matter what it is in life if you set your mind to it you can do it.