Thursday, May 13, 2010

Footprints in the Sand

Hi dear sisters ..... how are you doing? I feel sad learning that a few sisters seem to be experiencing some emotional lows in their lives. Without knowing them very well or understanding their situation, I only hope that they have the willpower to pull themselves out of the blues and look forward to the positives.

Sometimes my wishy-washy character doesn't make me the best advisor, but I think it's the same soft heart that I feel the pain for my friends easily. So I'd like to offer a poem I heard when I was a young girl, the words stay with me throughtout my life. I hope it can help my dear sisters who need it now .......

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 was one only.

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 has only been one set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”

The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints,
my child, is when I carried you.”

Copyright © 1984 Mary Stevenson
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Anonymous said...

Hi Jaime

This is indeed one inspirational verse that has accompanied me too since my much younger days.

I don't know who the sisters you mentioned were but I pray their emotional crisis will pass quickly.


gosijo said...

Dear Jaime,

I too feel for our sisters going through rough patches in their lives.

I'm sure your post will help lift their spirits.

Anonymous said...

That is true or I would not be typing this.

Thank you for remind me.


annacronism said...

Dear sister Jaime,
This is also a favorite poem of mine. It has given me strength, many times, in recent years. I am sad to know of our sister's troubles. I believe we should band together, as a Family, to give these sisters our love, help, and support during their trying times. I know I would want the Baefamily to do the same for me. Thank you for posting this lovely poem to inspire them and us. Take care, dear.

jaime said...

hi alcy,

thanks for dropping by. yes, we hope everything will be fine for those sisters soon.

love .. jaime

jaime said...

dear gosijo,

yes, life is a series of ups and downs. hopefully through experience and wisdom, we can ride through the lows to get to the highs. please take care!

love .. jaime

jaime said...

hi hi moontime,

thanks for coming by, hope everything is fine with you.

cheers .. jaime

jaime said...

dear anna,

I know from your blog that you are a passionate sister who cares deeply about sisters in BYJ family. i also hope with your love and support, our sisters will feel better soon. thanks for everything :)

love ... jaime