Topic: Inspirational poem for you guys

Since finding out that my Dad's cancer is spreading, I'm having quite a hard time dealing with things. So i figured I would share one of his favorite quotes/poems with you. I know it makes me feel more hopeful. Hopefully it will do the same for you.


Footprints in the Sand
 
 
One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.

This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from
anguish, sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.
 
So I said to the Lord,
"You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during
the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one
set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most,
you have not been there for me?"
 
The Lord replied,
"The times when you have
seen only one set of footprints,
is when I carried you."

              ~Mary Stevenson

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Kim

I lost my Dad to CC Feb 13, 2011 at 7pm EST. I felt him take his last breath. He was 57.
I love you, Daddy.

--Kim

Re: Inspirational poem for you guys

wonderful poem...I will have to remember that when the going gets tough....

Margaret

Re: Inspirational poem for you guys

one of my all time favorites!

Pam

My Mom lost her one year battle with CC on April 3, 2009.

"A prognosis is simply an audit of how truly precious each day is.  Live each day to the maximum, celebrate what was, and what is - Don't spend your life looking forward to what will or might be." .... words of wisdom from my beloved son on hearing of his grandmother's CC prognosis.

Re: Inspirational poem for you guys

One of my fave inspirational poems of all time, I needed to read that today.  Thank you
Barbara

The  Lord is my shephard