Look at these filthy tennis shoes. Aren't they beautiful? They are Sarah's, a former "bed ridden" orphan from Ukraine. Even though she is not walking on her own, she walks by holding onto us and she plays on her swing set daily. She will swing herself for an hour at a time, stopping herself by dragging those shoes in the dirt.
For the first 3 years that we had her, I would give away or take to a consignment store all her outgrown shoes because they looked brand new, NOT anymore I'm proud to say! I love these dirty tennis shoes and the little girl that wears them!
Sarah is completely blind so she sometimes has a problem falling & staying asleep. We've chosen to work with her rather than put her on drugs. So this is what I found recently at 2 am! She was asleep on the floor. We check her throughout the night if one of us wakes up. She is usually quite happy to be up and often thrilled for us to come in! We are working on this problem by giving her as much outdoor time and as much physical activity as possible. It helps but it is a real problem that many blind people face.