Who could have thought that one of my favorite memories of all time would involve tennis shoes. Here’s a picture of mine. I love the Velcro straps, a real boon to an old man like me. But that’s not the memory.
A few months back we were babysitting our beautiful grandson,
Silas. I’ve mentioned before how sweet he is. On this day, he wanted to play in
the backyard so I slipped on my shoes. But it’s not easy for me to bend all the
way over from a standing position to fasten the straps. Silas, on his own,
without any prompting, bent down and fastened the straps on both shoes for me.
Of course, he’s a lot closer to the ground than I am. But he wasn’t even two
years old yet.