Today I learned a lesson from my toddler grandson about pure joy.

He was on his first pontoon ride and at first he was very hesitant about moving about.  Guess he hadn’t gotten his sea legs yet.  Didn’t want to stand up or look over the railings.  But as the day went on, he became much braver  and liked to look over the back seat and watch the waves made by the motor.  We were on the water for a couple of hours and when we were headed back to shore, I looked at him and saw the face of someone basking in pure joy.  He was sitting on his grandpa’s legs, eating potato chips, a bottle of “good juice” in one grimy little hand, the wind blowing on his face and he was with the people he loves most in this world.  He probably won’t even remember this day but I will never forget it.  He knew what was important.  His face said it all.


About thelumberjackandthegypsy

The lumberjack is my husband and he owns Arrowhead Wood Products; Arrowhead Toboggan and Snowshoe; and Lake Superior Furniture Co. and is the exclusive manufacturer of wood shutters for Summit Hill Shutter Co. The gypsy is me, and I have a passion for teaching people to tap into their creative side, even when they think they don't have one! I did not grow up creative or artsy and I was in my thirties before I started sewing and creating things. I am a rug hooker; artisan teddy bear maker; painter (from pictures to large pieces of furniture!); knitter; doll maker; needle-felter, repurposer; sewer; decorator; blogger; glamper; reader; vintage jewelry maker; junker; and now a shop owner. But the lumberjack and I feel our greatest gifts in this world are our four grandkids and our daughter and her husband and our relationship with Jesus Christ. We have been married for more than 33 years and most of that time we have lived out in the country on a hobby farm where we have raised chickens, turkeys, ducks, goats, pigs and beef cattle. We also homeschooled our only child for her entire school years. We lived out our dream of being like the The Little House on the Prairie and they were great times. I also have a personal blog: rantingsofamadqueen.wordpress.com where I tell stories of what life on the farm has been like and other things that pop up in my very weird mind. I prefer "quirky or eccentric" instead of weird (sounds more fascinating and less creepy)!

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  1. Now that brought tears to my eyes. He may not remember but you are right, It is a memory you will cherrish forever!!!!

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