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The Umbrella Organisation

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Stuart: Bank Holiday Monday Special
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly
Dedicated to Richard, David, Dave, Ahmed, Janice and my All Souls Church family. As well as the Lord, real life human beings, true friends, will always carry you in times of trouble. Thank you to you all for being there for me!

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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,
is when I carried you."

by Mary Stevenson

Copyright © 1984 Mary Stevenson, from original 1936 text, All rights reserved

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Beautiful – I can't believe I hadn't read the poem before, although the title seems eternally familiar. Thanks for linking to the site with the information about the author. :-)

No problem.

I always loved the poem - even as an atheist!

There are many real life people who are just the most amazing and wonderful human beings - I am very lucky as I have quite a few of them in my life!

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