One night I dreamed I was walking
Along the beach with My Mistress.
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 my Mistress, "You promised me,
Mom, that if I followed you,
You would walk with me always.
But I noticed that during the most trying periods
Of my life there have only been
One set of prints in the sand.
Why, When I have needed you most,
You have not been there for me?"
My Mistress replied,
"The times when you have seen only one set of footprints
Is when I carried you."
Adapted from ...
Foot Prints in the Sand
By Mary Stevenson (1922-1999)
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