Just Fishing

Friday, June 24, 2011 5 Comments A+ a-

Jon and I were flipping through the channels and settled on CMT for a bit. We saw a preview of Big and Rich's movie debut in the Footloose remake. (Side note. Very sexy dancing. I told Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough to get a room.) Other music videos came on, we paid them little attention. They mostly provided background noise while Jon and I talked about our plans for the day.

Then Trace Adkins song, Just Fishin' came on and we both stopped. I watched as a little girl stood next to this big bulk of a man, on the side of a river, fishing together. As the lyrics brought a smile to my face, I exchanged a look with Jon. And I got it. I finally understood the point of all his fishing trips. Whether its by himself, with the brothers, his dad, Grandpa, and now his own Littles, its not about the fishing. And my heart was lost to him again. I know I got a good man.


JUST FISHIN'
Trace Adkins


I'm lost in her there holdin' that pink rod and reel
She's doin' almost everything but sittin' still
Talkin' 'bout her ballet shoes and training wheels
And her kittens
And she thinks we're just fishin'

I say, "Daddy loves you, baby" one more time
She says, "I know. I think I got a bite."
And all this laughin', cryin, smilin' dyin' here inside's
What I call, livin'

And she thinks we're just fishin' on the riverside
Throwin' back what we could fry
Drownin' worms and killin' time
Nothin' too ambitious
She ain't even thinkin' 'bout
What's really goin' on right now
But I guarantee this memory's a big'in
And she thinks we're just fishin'

She's already pretty, like her mama is
Gonna drive the boys all crazy
Give her daddy fits
And I better do this every chance I get'
Cause time is tickin'(Yeah it is)

And she thinks we're just fishin' on the riverside
Throwin' back what we could fry
Drownin' worms and killin' time
Nothin' too ambitious
She ain't even thinkin' 'bout
What's really goin' on right now
But I guarantee this memory's a big'in

And she thinks we're just fishin'
She ain't even thinkin' 'bout
What's really goin' on right now
But I guarantee this memory's a big'in

And she thinks we're just fishin'
Yeah, aww, she thinks we're just fishin'

We ain't only fishin'
(This ain't about fishin')

I’m a coffee drinking, book reading, laundry procrastinating, husband and children loving, mess of a woman who believes that chips and salsa can fix anything. We have chickens running around the backyard, a mountain of dishes in the sink, and on any given morning, I have at least 10 school forms that need my signature or initials. It’s a crazy life {I prefer to call it controlled chaos}, but its ours.

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Ashley
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1:12 PM delete

Oh goodness, I got teary the first time I heard that song! So sweet!

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7:02 PM delete

Great post! I have a lot of wonderful memories of fishing with my dad. John is looking at fishing poles for Aaron :)

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Jillian
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7:56 PM delete

So flipping sweet!!

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6:55 AM delete

Thanks for the tears on a Saturday morning! :)

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Christine
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11:23 PM delete

What a perfect song for Jon! I just pictured Jon fishing with his little girls by his side. Aww. So sweet.

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