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Footprints in the Sand

Discussion in 'Rants, Musings and Ideas' started by forever_scarred, May 23, 2008.

  1. forever_scarred

    forever_scarred Well-Known Member

    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.”

    Mary Stevenson, 1936
  2. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    I carry a credit card sized version of this composition in my suitcase. It is not always easy to believe when you find yourself in deep despair.
  3. forever_scarred

    forever_scarred Well-Known Member

    No its not easy but sometimes it gives me the love i need to get thru the tough times - it doesnt mean i forgive but it helps to kno someone is there
  4. forever_scarred

    forever_scarred Well-Known Member

  5. This thread makes me think about the island. :smile:
  6. worlds edge

    worlds edge Well-Known Member

    Re: Footprints in the Sand is gonna be Footprints on the Stand

    footprints on the stand: who wrote the poem?

    In his lawsuit, Mr. Zangare claims his mother's estate is entitled to all profits derived from the publication and sale of the Footprints poem. The version that he credits to his late mother is almost identical to the 26-line poem Ms. Powers says is hers.

    "As a result of the unjust enrichment of Margaret Fishback Powers," the lawsuit reads, "Plaintiff is entitled to damages, jointly and severally, in the amount reasonably believed by Plaintiff to exceed $1-million."

    Also named as a defendant is Carylyn Joyce Carty, whom Mr. Zangare also alleges has falsely taken credit for the poem. A resident of North Carolina, Ms. Carty is an incessant Internet blogger and self-professed "child prodigy" who claims to have written Footprints at the age of six.

    Both women have 20 days to respond to the suit, once it is served.