My niece and dog fishing the West Branch of the DuPage river in DuPage county Illinois
I love being an uncle, getting to watch this wonderful person grow and to be able to have a positive influence on her is amazing. I love teaching her as well as learning about her and hearing her view of things. She is a bright wonderful little girl and I am very proud to he her uncle.
I haven't seen my niece since Christmas and I am really starting to miss her. It took a while to get her to touch a fish, the secret was her wearing gardening gloves. I wish I lived closer to take her out with me, get her to catch her first fish on her own. It is hard living half a continent away, I guess I just have to make the most of the time we do get to spend together.
I wish I could go back to Illinois right now and spend some time but it is just not in the cards. Hopefully it will be soon.
Thanks for reading,