Monday, June 16, 2008

My Three Sons

Yesterday I had one of the best Father's Days ever. After church, my 2 sons and 1 son-in-law and I loaded up the truck and went out to the Nehalem River for a little fly-fishing.

I had taken Andy out before - and struck out. Renjy had never been before. We went to a sure-fire hole where Ben had hooked his first cutthroat on a fly about a year ago. The favored spot did not disappoint. Both Andy and Renjy caught their first fish on a fly. I've dubbed the hole "First Fish Hole".

We had an awesome time talking, laughing, gasping (as Ben pulled a classic "River Runs Through It" free float, holding his rod overhead), and just enjoying the beauty of the river and each other.

I love to fish, and I love to spend time with the boys. Doing both at the same time made for a near perfect Father's Day. Add to that the awesome news that Katy's "with child", an amazing wife of 26 years who gave me those children, and all I can say is, I'm a blessed man!

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