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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 belonged 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. However, I've noticed

That during the most troublesome times in my life,

There is only one set of footprints. I don't understand

Why when I needed you the most you would leave me".

The Lord replied, "My precious, precious child, I love

You and would never leave you. During your times

Of trail and suffering, when you see only one set

Of footprints, It was then that I carried you."

I WAS YOU BABY

ALTHOUGH I WAS GROWN

OUR TIME CUT SHORT

BUT NOW I AM HOME

 

THE WONDERS AND QUESTIONS

OF OUR PARTING A MISS

BUT ALWAYS REMEMBER

IT WAS GODS WISH

 

I KNOW YOUR HURTING

AND VERY SAD

I, TOO, WILL MISS

ALL THAT WE HAD

 

PLEASE DONíT CRY

AND GRIEVE FOR ME

TOGETHER AGAIN

WE ALL SHALL BE

 

I TOUCHED YOUR LIFE

AND MADE YOU FEEL WHOLE

I WILL ALWAYS BE NEAR

SO DONíT WORRY SO

 

MOM AND DAD,

YOU ARE THE BEST

I FELT I HAD MORE

THAN ALL THE REST

 

IíVE GONE TO HEAVEN

NOW CANíT YOU SEE

JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES

AND THINK OF ME

Cindy Smith

"TIME"

 

If time would only stop awhile

Iíd pick up every last mile,

To help me gain some speed in life,

To save me from sorrow and strife,

 

Iíd gain full speed thru all the day,

ĎTill all I would be apt to say,

Is, "Thou hast stopped awhile with us,

We are gaining, it is thus"

 

For, each tiny second counts Ė

As the golden minutes mount.

May we use each bit of Time

To make our lives a bit of rhyme.

 

There is no need, quite so bad

As we must turn back so sad,

To hope Ė and wait for Time to dock

And someone else turns back the clock.

 

Make every second last in full

Make the minutes all a jewel,

Else we are held in by Fate,

For reaching for Time too late.

 

Elinor Lisle

(Phil's Grandmother)

Do not stand at my grave and weep;

I am not there. I do not sleep.

 

I am a thousand winds that blow;

I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain;

I am the gentle autumnís rain.

 

When you awaken in the morningís hush,

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight.

 

I am the soft star that shines at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry.

I am not there; I did not die.

  

  • Author unknown

IíM FREE

Donít grieve for me, for now Iím free

Iím following the path God laid for me

I took His hand when I heard Him call

I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day

To laugh, to love, to work or play,

Tasks left undone must stay that way,

I found that place at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void

Then fill it with remembered joy,

A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,

Ah yes, these things, I too, will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,

I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow,

My lifeís been full, I savored much,

Good friends, good times, a loved oneís touch,

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief;

Donít lengthen it now with undue grief.

Lift up your heart and share with me,

God wanted me now, He set me free.

 

 

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