Anna bouncing

The Joy of Jumping

Anna ready to bounce

Photo: Julia Ozab

There is a simple, indescribable joy to jumping. Most of us forget it by the time we grow up, but spend any time around kids and you’ll remember . . .

The wind in your hair.

The springs in your feet.

The feeling of flying.

Pure joy.

I get to see that joy a lot in my daughter. She love to run, to wiggle, to dance, and to play. But most of all she loves to jump. The higher she soars the happier she is, and when I watch her my heart soars as high as she does.

We all went to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn, Oregon, last Friday. It was a beautiful day. The rain held off just long enough for us to enjoy the flowers, the food, and the fun. Anna loved taking pictures, but the highlight of her day was the Madjek Air Monkey Motion. She got to do what she likes best, jump.

Pure joy. Watch for yourself. And try not to smile.

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