April 03, 2016 at 12:19pm
My daughter has scored on opening day 3 of the last 4 years!! After our successful hunt I gave her a special call I had made for her. I also want to share the hunt in her own words as she shared it on FB: here's what she wrote........4th year in a row and 3rd down. As we walked across the field with excitement and eagerness, memories for another youth day were in the making. You see as we moved to more level ground and ended up getting in a fight with velcro, we were here for memories whether that be with or without a kill. After we got situated (and daddy calmed down from the velcro war) I said 'Daddy, give me your hand' *he hands me his hand* I said 'We're gonna pray, not aloud;in your head but we're gonna pray', I haven't yet gotten the chance to talk with daddy about his prayer but mine was as follows: 'Dear Lord, please keep us, friends, family, and fur (my special saying for prayer) safe as we're not all together physically but connected at heart, safe. Let us have a good time on this hunt, whether we kill one or not only you know, just please keep us safe. If we kill one, a blessing from you has been given, if not, a blessing has been giving. Thank you for everything and for waking us this morning and giving us the privilege of being on your beautiful creation known as Earth. I love you. *blows kiss* Amen.' Later as we discovered we mind as well have been in the same sleeping bag with a gobbler, we got eager. Even through the discouragement when the bird(s) were leaving and coming back and leaving and coming back and so on, one made sure the other kept faith. Then came the hens, oh the hens. 3 of them to be exact, one was huge. The moment of truth was questioned, were these gobblers gonna let these hens get away? I looked up and kept nudging and nudging 'daddy, daddy, look look'. I saw a red head, then another, then a strutter, then another red head. Destined, I shot the strutter because daddy has always said they're the intimidator. Ending our moments in the blind with the sounds of flopping and high fives and smiles, we walked up to the bird (Rocky) more smiles and hugs of proudness followed, love and passion for huning was shared between father & daughter. God is good, God is great. Thank you daddy, couldn't have done it without you. I love you.