Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Goodbye, Mom

June 17, 1938 - May 25, 2008


Footprints In The Sand


One night I dreamed of walking along the shores of different lands.
I could tell that You were with me by the footprints in the sand.
As I gazed upon the heavens, I saw pages of my life.
It was then I realized that You remained there by my side.
When the clouds began to gather and the rains came falling down,
I looked to only find one set of footprints on the ground.
I said, "Lord, why did You leave me in the troubled times of life?
I believed that You would always walk beside me day and night."
(Then I heard:)"My precious child, I'd never leave you.
I have carved you on the hollow of My hand.
It's then I carried you in My arms,
When you see one set of footprints in the sand."
"Dear Lord, will You be with me as I travel through the years?
Will You be there in the struggles?
Will You wipe away the tears?"
As my eyes turn toward the ocean and the shores of distant lands,
I'm still thinking of the single set of footprints in the sand.
(I heard Him say:)"My precious child, I'd never leave you.
I have carved you on the hollow of My hand.
It's then I carried you in My arms,
When you see one set of footprints in the sand."
"Will I hear the angels singing, as my life comes to an end.
Oh Lord, I long to see You. Will You be there once again?"
My eyes turn toward the heavens, along the path of foreign lands,
Once more, I'm thinking of the set of footprints in the sand.
(Jesus said:)"My precious child, I'd never leave you.
See your name carved on the hollow of My hand.
I'm here to carry you to your home.
You will see one set of footprints in the sand."


You are at peace now. I love you and will miss you terribly. You will be always in my heart.

7 comments:

Dawn said...

One of my favorites--Footprints. Prayers your way, Suzy on this difficult loss for you.

Carolyn said...

Oh Suzy, I'm so sorry. Prayers are ascending for you and your family.

Sherry said...

Deepest sympathies. . .many prayers are being sent your way.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Suzy, I am soooooo very sorry for your loss. Your in my prayers.

Yvonne said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers....very sorry for your loss.

from little acorns said...

Suzy, I know there are no words for the loss you feel, but please know that you & your family are in our prayers.
xo, Bren

Darcie said...

My deepest condolences to you, Suzy. May memories of your dear Mom be held close to you...and my time and the support and thoughtfulness of loved ones and friends heal your loss.

Mothers are such a gift, aren't they.