This photo is of Rain, the youngest of our five daughters. She was excited about her dress and suggested I do a portrait of her. Rain got her name because the the month before she was born it seemed to rain every day. It was in the spring and it seemed like everything was completely soaked with the spring rains. The fact that all children are so very different is great thing because it causes you as a parent to continually be in the process of pondering what may be appropriate for the particular child in question. It keeps everything unpredictable.
Rain is a great playmate for Grace since she is just a year younger. They spend a lot of time creating their own fun with dolls, stuffed animals, blankets for camps and pillows for comfort. There are few things in the world better than listening to little girls bringing dolls to life on a quiet wintery Saturday afternoon. Our oldest two girls Rose and Pearl have already crossed over into young womanhood and their days of whispery make believe voices are long past. Dove at ten years old sea saws back and forth between those two stages. Dove is taken up with cooking and baking these days.
Rain is the only member of the family with blue eyes.
Rain has said that she will become a famous actress and a rock star. We shall see.