Greetings from Capt. Dave & Baymen Guide Service, Inc.
It is mid-January in Baymen Land and today is a lovely day. Bare ground, 42 degrees and flood tides. The ducks and geese are deep into the marsh grass.
The photo above is from my office and shows some old lures, my grandfather’s lantern (late 1800’s) a copy of the Massachusetts Fish & Game Laws 1901, and a print of a fishing and hunting shack, given to me by friend and fellow Baymen, the late Erick Meine.
As I ponder over many things this winter day, I am eternally grateful to God for blessing my life with great family and great friends, both present and past. It is always a sad period in life when you lose somebody you admired, loved and looked up to. When they die, a part of you dies with them. But also a part of them lives on in you.
When I was ten years old, I made the biggest decision in my life and answered an alter call in Church to repent of my sins and put my faith in Jesus the Savior, the Son of God. It was life altering and God has guided my life ever since. One of the great things of discovering the secret of life at such a young age is, you only have ten years of life experiences to ponder and look back on. If you had a great childhood up to that moment, life was still very crisp, fresh, clear and filled with daily excitement and wonder. The rest of your life is ahead of you and it appears to be an adventure that will go on forever.
Nearly 50 years have passed since that life altering day and it is the best decision I have ever made in my life. A few years ago, I was sitting in Church listening to a sermon by a preacher who concluded his message with these words. “The secret of life is three simple words: To know God. I sat straight up and smiled and could feel my face aglow, because nearly 50 years earlier at just ten years old, I had discovered and understood the secret of life.
I wish you all a wonderful, blessed and prosperous New Year.
Capt. David Bitters, BAYMEN, www.baymenlife.com