I am grateful that Nate was finally able to experience his first successful deer hunt. I am grateful that we have good friends that allow the boys to hunt on their land, and who help us process the deer. I am grateful for the meat that is in our freezer. I am grateful that my boys, Nate included, are very respectful of the animals they hunt, and respectful of the need for safety and diligence in using their firearms. I am grateful that they practice the art of patience when they sit still and quiet in the tree stand for hours. I am grateful for so much that this scene represents, some of which I don’t quite have words for.