I received a comment recently on Highliners and Homecomings that was so well-written and captured the essence of this blog (and the commercial fishing lifestyle) that I wanted to share it with everyone. Here’s what Trish had to write:
“This is so refreshing to read… I am a fisherman’s girlfriend and having him gone for months at a time is not easy. But when he’s home I cherish every moment and appreciate the hard work that he does. I can’t even begin to imagine how hard it must be out there for them, even when I see video footage he brings home to show me. Seeing the weather conditions when when they are really bad is something I cringe at watching. And I can’t even begin to explain how much I worry about him being out there, not knowing if he’s safe or not. But I do have to say, he’s the hardest working man I know, and I feel so blessed to have him in my life. So yes good luck and many prayers to all the fisherman out there, I know there are many loved ones praying every night and looking forward to their homecoming!!”
Trish, thanks again. Reading a comment like this helps us all keep pressing toward the goal.
This might be a good time to mention to everyone that if you are on Facebook and interested in commercial fishing, there are a few great commercial fishing groups you’ll want to join. You’ll find discussions, comments, pictures, and notices of events and happenings going on in national and local fishing communities in all of these groups.
Here are a few to start with:
- Commercial Fishing Families & Friends
- Commercial Fishermen Help You Live Better
- National Fisherman
- Newport Fishermen’s Wives
Feel free to “friend” me on Facebook or “follow” me on Twitter and let me know of other groups that may be of interest to us all!