Our oldest grandson Thomas is about 4-1/2 years old, which means he’s never known a time when California wasn’t suffering from drought. There have been far too few times when young children could jump in puddles where we live. Fortunately for Thomas, he has wise parents. Just after our first strong rainfall of the season, and while they were celebrating Family Night with My Beloved and me, they let him get dressed him up in rain gear and jump in puddles to his heart’s delight. I was lucky to be there to experience and capture his joy in these photos.
I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
It was one of those moments I’ll never forget. The look of sheer joy is etched in my memory to take out and experience again and again over the years as he (and I) age.
What fun , it must be amazing for them to see puddles. Great his parents are letting him play in there, so much fun for children and for him even more as he never had it before. ♥
Yes, indeed, my friend.
i am so glad that he had a chance to do this, russ. his excitement is obvious !
It is indeed, Beth!
What a wonderful way to raise this child!!! Appreciating the most wonderful of things.
I agree. His parents are wise indeed.
Wonderful shot. 🙂 God bless your family.
Thank you for your kind comment and blessing, Shian. May your family be blessed in many ways every day.
Looks like he was having a ball of a time
He was. In the 4th photo it looks like he’s floating inches off the ground. Now that’s what I call happy!