Tuesday, September 11, 2012
This is Earl Gillis from Thunder Bay, Ontario. He and his lovely wife Susie started coming this year to our camp and are quite the fishermen. Earl caught this 42 inch, 40 pound Lake Trout right here on Indian Lake. It is the biggest Lake Trout I have ever seen. He said it might be an older one, but it was very healthy. Earl released it to let it live another day.
Our son Jonathan, his wife Reseth and their 14 month old son Aaron came for a visit in August along with our daughter Cherish. Our greatest treat is to have all our children and grandchild home. It seems I live in a state of always longing to see them more. Aaron, our only grandchild, is growing by leaps and bounds. I want to be involved with every stage of his growth and maturity. Children are absolutely precious and he was our entertainment for almost two weeks. How he loves music. Every time someone starts to sing or play a song, he wiggles his body, claps his hands and hums along. Music is in his little heart. He is game for anything. He has only been walking a few months and never on the uneven ground of the forest floor. We took him on a hike to the falls and he began walking that trail all by himself, lifting his feet over large roots and stabilizing himself when he would encounter rocks sticking up. He actually got into a run. Then he would stop and clap and laugh, so pleased with his new accomplishment. Jonathan and Reseth also took him on his first boat ride and on a four wheeler ride. I think he fell asleep on that one. Can you tell I'm a new grandma???
About the middle of our visit, my mother passed away, so Jonathan and Cherish accompanied me as we drove to Winnipeg to fly down to Atlanta, GA then drove up to Franklin, NC for the funeral. It was a whirlwind three day trip. Cherish officiated at the funeral and did a superb job. It was a beautiful celebration of Mom's life, bringing glory to God and a very special time with family and friends.