Saturday, 6 July 2013

FOOTPRINTS

One night a man had a dream,
He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD.
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to him and the other to the LORD.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him
He looked back at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times along the path of his life
There was only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.
This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it:
"LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, 
There was only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me."
The LORD replied:
"My son, my precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."


FOR BAS

We will always be thinking about you dear friend!




36 comments:

  1. I just don't have any more words :( or tears left :(

    There is a hole, left behind, where Bas once filled with his words of wisdom :)

    Hugs x

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    1. I think we'll have to fill the hole with memories - we all have such special ones!

      Hugs

      Ami

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  2. He has left, but he will never be forgotten. So wonderful to be remembered for 'just' being you.

    Hugs my friend,
    willie

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    1. I don't think any of us will ever forget him. What a legacy!

      Hugs

      Ami

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  3. Perfect Ami. Not only do we all have special memories individually of Bas we also have the communal shared memories.

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    1. Let us keep and cherish our memories.

      Hugs

      Ami

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    1. Thanks Maryanne. Bas was a great friend to us all.

      Hugs

      Ami

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    1. It is, I know, an old poem, but one I have often has cause to read, and it never fails to move me.

      Hugs

      Ami

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  6. One of my favorites...absolutely beautiful and spot on! Thanks Ami.

    Hugs and Blessings,
    Cat

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    1. It is so beautiful and so moving. I love it also.

      Hugs

      Ami

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  7. When I see fireworks in the night sky tonight I will be thinking of all the joy and brightness he has given all of us

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    1. What a beautiful thought Terps! Next time I see a shooting star, I will think the same!

      Hugs

      Ami

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  8. Beautiful Ami, thank you for sharing this. Bas was a very special friend who touched all of us and will be greatly missed. However, we will always have his words of Basdom to reflect on.

    Hugs,
    Roz

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    1. He was a special friend to all of us. I miss his little quirky comments very much indeed. It's good to know we have his words to look back on.

      Hugs

      Ami

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  9. (((hugs))), Ami, very fitting.And Terpsichore and Roz, lovely thoughts, and yes, we always have his words of Basdom.

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    1. I still keep expecting to see his comments appear on our blogs. It is going to be a while, but we all have memories that we can treasure.

      Hugs

      Ami

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  10. Beautiful. I join with you and others for prayer for his family and friends. Thanks for posting "Footprints In The Sand". At one time, I know it was my husband's favorite. I haven't asked him for a long time if it still is. I just read your last post. I will pray for you in your decisions that you have to make. God bless you and yours, Belle L.

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    1. It is such a beautiful poem and yet no one knows who wrote it. I think it fits many of us as we travel through this life. Thank you for your prayers. We all need them! And thank you Belle!

      Hugs

      Ami

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  11. Hugs, Ami. I'm sorry to be so slow making my way here. I love this poem. Thank you for thinking to link it to Bas. Perfect.

    Irishey

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    1. Hi Irishey! I'm glad you like the poem too. I feel it is perfect for Bas.

      Hugs

      Ami

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  12. Every time I read a new about about Bas, tears start again. Thanks for sharing.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. I think my tears are now beginning to turn into 'happy memories' type tears, which is a good thing.

      Hugs

      Ami

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  13. I've seen this before Ami and love it every time! Bas was a wonderful guy and this is so fitting for him! I feel lucky to have ever crossed paths with him. His words on a single day, with a couple of others, changed the way that I think. It made all the difference. Hugs to you, Ami!

    <3 Katie

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    1. It is a well known poem and it never ceases to move me when I read it. I think he made a difference to a lot of lives around blogland.

      Hugs

      Ami

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  14. Sounds like the rescue mission worked and you are in a more peaceful state of mind? Or just not able to sit down and write it? ;)

    xoxo

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    1. The rescue mission did indeed work - temporarily! I am writing again, but so many interruptions around this household that I am finding it very difficult to concentrate. 'Rosy glows' are always persuasive!

      Hugs

      Ami

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  15. Beautiful, Ami thanks for posting this treasure.
    hugs
    lillie

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    1. I know that many people know this poem, but it never ceases to move me. Thanks Lillie.

      Hugs

      Ami

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  16. This is a beautiful tribute to Bas, Ami.

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    1. One of my favourites - and I just felt it was fitting for Bas.

      Thanks MrBB

      Hugs

      Ami

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