Monday, July 23, 2007

From Pam and Dick

Footprints in the Sand

by Mary Stevenson

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was
walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the
sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he
noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one
belonging to him, and the other to the Lord. When
the last scene of his life flashed before him, he
looked back at the footprints in the sand. He
noticed that many times along the path of his life
there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed
that it happened at the very lowest and saddest
times in his life. This really bothered him and he
questioned the Lord about it. "Lord, You said that
once I decided to follow you, You'd walk with me all
the way. But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life, there is only one set
of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed
you most you would leave me." The Lord replied,
"My precious child, I love you and I would
never leave you. During your times of trial and
suffering, when you see only one set of footprints,

it was then that I Carried You."

My cousin Carolyn and I are close to the same age. We have lived in separate parts of the world most of our lives, so we haven’t kept in touch except for what has been relayed via our parents, other members of the family, or an occassional visit by Carolyn to the PNW. It’s sad to know that.

We can choose our friends, but we can’t choose our relatives….. I’m so happy God chose Carolyn and her family to be a part of my family. Godspeed Carolyn, Godspeed.

Love to you all, Pam and Dick

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