Spending the weekend at the lake had me full of mixed emotions. Something about water always makes me feel calm and at peace.
Yet As I laid on the dock, I began reminiscing of all the weekends spent here over the past decade. Remembering the ones who have come and gone in our lives and shared this special place with us.
Fishing with old friends, building a shed with my Grandpa, canoe rides that ended with us in the water, my first time wake boarding and water skiing, and the countless nights filled with laughter as we played spoons.
It’s funny how a place can hold such happy memories and yet bring so much sadness all at the same time.
As I watch my little cousins play, I am sad for them as I realize how lucky I am to have spent 26 years with our Grandpa.
While feeling down, my quivering lips slowly turns to a smile as my heart melts while I watch Joe laughing away as he plays with the little ones.
Although this weekend was hard, this cottage has brought so much joy to my life. I am so grateful for this home away from home which brings us all together year after year.
I will hold my memories close.
Thank you for everything Grandpa xo