Jun 25, 2011

This is Love

"This is love; that one's wife would find a home for one's dead animals upon one's walls." I can't be certain but I'm pretty sure that's somewhere in the Bible when Jesus us speaking of true, selfless love. (Please tell me you know I'm joking!)

If you don't know my hubby, there are three things that you really must know about him:
#1) He is a wonderful man of God.
#2) He is an AMAZING husband and father
#3) Even before he was all of those other things, he was a fisherman.

He loves to fly fish. He's in his glory when he is bushwhacking his way in to the most remote stream. He's happiest to catch and release. (in face the fish you'll see later on is the only one he's ever had mounted) He expertly ties his own flies. He guides trips. He teaches others. It is not a hobby. It is a passion. It has become a way for him to conect with God in His marvelous creation. He takes Ella all the time, but he doesn't go just for himself as frequently as he did before wife, house and daughter. So when he does, he goes for a nice long chunk. He guided a trip on Wednesday that was a great success and he's been fishing in Rangley ever since. I'm anxiously awaiting his return. But his time away gave me a chance to turn Ella's old bedroom: Into THIS: The new office. Complete with entire side devoted to Jason's fly -tying and two walls devoted to his dead, stuffed or fishy things.It's a continuation of his father's day present. I got him three new plastic containers in which to organize his fly tying supplies. But then I got him this desk off of freecycle (SCORE!), painted the room, painted a great quote and a few basic pictures, (The quote reads, "To go fishing is the chance to wash one's soul with pure air, with the rush of the brook, or with thimmer of sun on blue water. It brings meekness and inspiration from the decency of nature.") and hung his dead things on the wall. I call this one the "Jackalope". It weirds me out to no end. But hey, love is sacraficial right?Before this, he was tying flies on a tiny desk crammed in the back of our storage room. And he certainly did not have his dead things around to keep him company :) I CANNOT wait to unveil it when he comes home tomorrow.


Amy said...

You're such a better woman that I am. I like to fart in Jared's sock drawer when he's gone fishing in Rangeley....because the kids freaking tire me out.

Diane said...

The room looks great, Sarah! Brian & I are so pleased to see the fish that we had mounted, and gave to Jason as a surprise Christmas present hanging in your home.

Cheryl said...

I can attest to the fact that you worked your butt off to get the whole room edged, painted, furniture placed, and decorating done all before Jason came home from his fishing trip. Great work, kiddo! And thank goodness he likes it! :-)

Sarah said...

Amy, I had my mom staying with me at the time...does that make you feel better? :)