This week I got to be part of something special. We’re staying at my brother Jim’s cottage on the Rideau Lakes, south of Ottawa, for as many days as we can before it gets to cold.

It’s been a blessing for us to stay here and a couple days ago Krista caught a fish for the first time in her life. It was pretty exciting and I loved the memory it brought back. In the summer of 2004, I took Rehtaeh fishing and was there when she caught her first fish as well. I still can hear the excitement and panic in her voice as I encouraged her to reel it in.

I’m fortunate for memories of how much fun we had together. These are them, the two most important women in my life.

Rehtaeh’s First Fish

Krista’s First Fish