As soon as I open the door of the big blue truck the atmosphere around the lake is full of giggling and laughter. A few steps towards the shore reveals a young father and his sons enjoying the lake on a paddleboard. The scene takes me back a little over 40 years to specific vacation to Myrtle Beach and an inflatable raft on a windy day. The small raft was really only built for one person but my father and were determined to make it out past the breakers and tour the ocean parallel with the beach. I had total confidence in my dad’s ability to keep us safe as he is a former US Marine who’s job was a scout swimmer. Only a few years prior to my birth he was swimming miles from the ship to look for a safe place to land the rest of his unit. However, on this day the sea would reject our attempts at adventure. We’d make it out to about the same spot on every launch of our small vinyl craft powered by plastic paddles and determination and each time the Atlantic would playfully send a wave to capsize the boat and send us tumbling back to shore. We’d laugh and dump the water out then adjust our technique to try again. Finally dad looked at me and decided that it was time to throw in the towel. Our raft was leaking and to be honest he was doing all the work when it was time to paddle hard. But the inability to make it past the breakers wasn’t really a failure in the day. The shared experience is something that have kept my whole life and it did deepen the bond of father and son working as a team. I suppose that in retrospect we had our adventure in the challenge regardless of the outcome. It was time together building memories that counted. The time invested between father and child is never wasted where love is present. Happy Father’s Day Dad! I love you always.
Good night friends and be blessed throughout your days.
For those who have been following me on Facebook and know of the struggle content providers have to get circulation from big tech I’ve been recommending for people to adopt MeWe as a social media platform. One of the problems I’ve run into on MeWe is that people don’t know how to navigate the platform. So to help with that I’ve created a permanent page on my website as a basic Basic Beginner’s Guide To MeWe I’ve tried to anticipate all basic questions there and You can bookmark the page to have as a reference and if you have any questions or suggestions don’t hesitate to contact me. I do still have a day job and I help admin several pages on both platforms so replies might be a little slow but I will answer you.
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