A Boy and His Turtle – Big Island, Hawaii
On the big island of Hawaii green sea turtles are everywhere near the shore. Just walk up to any small crescent shaped beach and you are bound to see one basking lazily in the sun. This one was on a black sand beach and my oldest son (3 years old at the time) hiked over for a closer look. He bent down and counted all of the turtles he saw. I can’t remember how many in total, but there were a lot.
I love my kids! I tell them all the time. I don’t do it so they will say “I love you, too” back to me. I do it so they will say “I love you” to their children. Well about a minute after I took this photograph my son turned around and said “Dad come look at the green sea turtles.” I was so proud. I knew at that moment he would be showing his kids someday everything I was showing him. My two boys may not grow up to be biologists, but I am positive they will grow up with a thirst for knowledge. I know I did thanks to my family.
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