Georgia’s New Shoes
So, the question is…Do you buy new shoes when a family member is 95?
My Mother-in-Law, Georgia, came to visit for a few days. Georgia is 95 and still kicking about life; she shops, goes out to eat, and walks well with a little aid. She kept telling me how much she liked a pair of shoes, just like the ones in the picture, we bought together some 22 years ago.
Life is about choices. When the word, “choice” comes to mind, I am reminded of the Bible passage from Deuteronomy 30:19, “This day I call the heaven and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.”
When I thought about shopping for new shoes for Georgia I was struck with the idea of choosing life…choosing what was life giving, choosing what would bring more life to my mother-in-law. My vote was to buy new shoes. When we checked with the store, the shoes Georgia wanted needed to be ordered. When her new shoes arrived, she was so tickled; she wore them everywhere.
Late one evening during her visit, I looked across the room and saw Georgia sitting quietly reading with her new shoes on; she was content and happy.
It’s the little things in life that make a difference to others.