Fishin Time

It's that time of year again! Vacation time...okay fishin time. We're leaving for our annual trip to Hessel, Michigan. Every year over the 4th of July week we head north to a little cabin (and by little, I mean the size of my kitchen little) for some much needed fishing time (that's for the hubs of course). For some of you who know me well, you've heard many a time how much I adore our little cabin (insert sarcasm). For the 9 years I've been going, it has never been one of my favorite vacationing stops, afterall who wants to pack winter clothes for their summer vacation! And every year I vow to have an open mind, but I always come home in a grumpy mood.

But it's not about me. My husband has been going to this place since he was in his mother's womb. It is perhaps one of his favorite places to visit. He feels connected there. You can almost measure his smile getting bigger and bigger as we count down the hours till we go. It's a place where he can feel most connected to God, spend time with his family, visit old friends he grew up knowing, experiencing the high of luring in a big one. He loves it. And the fact is, my kids are becoming more and more fond of it too.

So this year, not only am I going to try keep an open mind, but I am going to dwell on the fact that my family loves this place and that part of my joy comes from watching them enjoy their vacation. And there are some positives too that I could focus on. Afterall, there is the little town's fireworks (which are really quite good), the beautiful view of the sunrise, great meals every night by the beach side, fresh lake breeze in our cabin, card playing time with good friends, the sound of the waves quietly slapping the dock, long walks near the marina, and of course GREAT ice cream cones! See you in a week!

7 comments:

emilymcd said...

Oh wow, oh wow... I love to hear family adventures!

And you get major brownie points for attending! MAJOR!

Kris said...

Have a great time! Can't wait to hear about it when you get back!

Sarah said...

Sarah, you have a great outlook on this trip. I know it's been a challenge in years past, but I know so well how K feels about that UP spot. We still spend a week in August up there, and, like your hubs, I feel connected to the people, the land, and the God who made it so perfectly. It's a gift you're giving him to get back there year after year, and I'll pray that God gives you some surprise gift during your time away. Can't wait to hear about it!

Rebecca said...

If time stands still anywhere, it is Hessel, MI - it looks like nothing has changed! Hope you have a wonderful time, and watch out for tornados!

Christy said...

have a blast!!!! take a good book and relax and enjoy!

Earen said...

Good for you in determining to see the good! I hope you have a great time & don't come hope grouchy.

Dave and Jenni said...

I love your unselfish attitude about going with your family!