Today Daniel, Angelo, and my hubby went hunting for the seasons youth hunt with friends and their dog. Angelo just came for fun as he is too young to hunt, he is under 12. Ruger flushed out his first pheasant which Daniel was able to shoot. Daniel also shot two wood cocks.
He just got his first gun this Thursday. We have a family tradition when the boys turn 13 they get their first gun as a symbol of entering manhood. They are the spiritual leaders of the home, protectors, and providers so my hubby choose this to be a special gift to remind them of this God given role.
Daniel's birthday was back in April. He has patiently waited since then to get his gun. We have had things come up like vehicle expenses, medical, etc. that has postponed him getting his gun. Praise the Lord we were able to purchase Daniel's gun this week when youth hunting began!
Waiting I believe has been a good learning experience for Daniel because as a man he will need to make priority choices in life. He showed patience and understanding even though he was excited wanting his first gun as he lives for hunting. He was so grateful when he got it and it was worth the wait. He loves his gun and enjoyed getting to use it today with his buddy ,our pup Ruger, who has just began hunting and learning what it is all about.