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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 in the sand,
is when I carried you.”

“Footprints in the Sand”, by Mary Stevenson

I took this picture up at Lake Erie during the Great Mom/Daughter Saturday Trip of 2010.  We were walking along the water’s edge when I saw these 2 lone footprints in the sand.  No prints leading up to them, no prints extending from them.  It instantly reminded me of the poem above.  The prints looked oh-so-human, but their isolation on the sand had a slightly divine quality.  Besides, the setting sun had cast the loveliest light upon them, so I simply couldn’t resist snapping the shot.  Obviously, taken with the Canon G7.  Small contrast adjustments made with Photoshop CS3 to bring out the depth of the prints.

Enjoy…and stay tuned!

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