Saturday, April 21, 2012

57. Nothing is out of reach. Nothing is out of the question.

Try not.  Do or do not.  There is no try.  ~Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back

Bubbe,

This is you. All decked out in your new fishing shirt and your new fishing pants, and your well loved Red Soxs baseball cap.

Ready to go fishing. 

To say you were excited would be an understatement.

You love fishing.

You fish, just like everything else you do, with all your heart, soul, body and mind. 

That's one of the MANY things I adore about you - your enthusiasm for all things. 

You left out of the condo that day, with Daddy and Papa in tow, wanting to catch a shark. You had studied sharks in science. You had seen Soul Surfer. You knew about sharks. And you wanted to catch one. 

As with all things, we reminded you, it's not about catching a shark, it's about enjoying the day on the boat. Having a good time. Making memories.

I wonder sometimes if I should spend this time trying to lower your expectations of the day.  I want you to dream big, aim high. But the mommy in me wants to protect your heart, your spirit.

You caught a shark. Not just one shark, but several sharks. 

You reminded me that nothing is out of reach. Nothing is out of the question. 

Aim high. Dream big.

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