For Christmas my brother, Allan,
gave our oldest, Jonathan, a very
It was a fly fishing rod that had
been my Dad's, then Allan's.
Having grown up on one of the most
famous fly fishing streams, Penn's
Creek, my Dad and Brother were often
found "out back" at the creek.
With this rod came a promise to
teach Jonathan to use it and to
tie his own flies.
A toolbox filled with everything
needed to get started was also
Since then there have been emails
with links to web sites that teach
various things about tying flies or
Last week Jonathan got to go to his
own private Fly Fishing Camp at his
Aunt and Uncle's home.
Uncle Allan spent hours with Jonathan
learning how to determine what flies
were hatching and then how to duplicate
Unfortunately, there was a lot of rain
so the streams were higher and muddier
than they would have liked but I can tell
you that my son loved this time with his
I wish I had pictures to show you...but
since my happy camera and I were here
busy with other things I
have nothing to share.
Aunt Bev has been struggling with a family
health crisis and has our biggest love and
prayers. We hope that things settle down
soon for those involved there...Bev.
Feel free to pray too, Dear Readers.
While we parents are to be the primary
influencers of our children it is such a
blessing to have others take an interest in
our young people and share their gifts and
talents. My brother and his wife have truly
blessed us by loving our children.
I hope that you'll take notice of the gifts
and talents of those in your friends and
family circle. What a rich resource for
building knowledge. Ours and that of our
These relationships are so precious!
Have a great day!