Tell me what it is you want to do with your one wild and precious life? -mary oliver
Friday, October 8, 2010
An Amazing Husband and Father
I am blessed to have married a man with a passion for making a difference. He is all about the great outdoors, and wants to pass this love on. A few years ago, he and his father joined a kayaking group that kayaked for pleasure, along with teaching families, children, and other adults the love of kayaking. Before our children were born, he and I took a trip to Maine. I briefly mentioned that I'd like to kayak. The next thing I know, we set out on a 3 day kayaking trip(overnight) camping on an island. We kayaked across the ocean, with all our gear packed inside a double kayak. (Did I mention that I've never gone kayaking before!!) On the LONG paddle back, our guides got lost and paddled a couple miles past our pickup point. I broke out into an all-out panic attack on the ocean, trying to get out of the kayak. (Did I mention my claustrophobic issues?!!) Needless to say, I've never stepped inside a kayak again.
He loves the mountains, and we've never been to Colorado. So, for our tenth anniversary, he planned a 10 day trip out west. What beautiful country in southwest Colorado!! But, we found out driving through the mountains, I cannot handle looking out over the cliffs. During a 2 hour drive and no stopping places, I went into a full-out panic attack!! (Anyone seeing a pattern, yet!!!) I yelled for him to stop the car, jumped out, and began hyper-ventilating over the side of the mountain. That's irony for you!! One day, he rented a jeep to go off road high up in the mountains, and I went to the spa!!!:)He, also wanted to make a difference and joined a Regional Search and Rescue team. He has gone out on searches, volunteered at races, and family events to promote healthy, safe living. And this year, he is volunteering to be a cub scout leader for Austin's group.
Lastly, he will camp out in the back yard and take his children on a Back-To-School Camp-out every year. Soon, he will be sharing his love for the outdoors with another little princess.
He is AMAZING!!!