Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Scrap That Poetry- Footprints in the Sand

Footprints in the Sand
by: Mary Stevenson

When I chose this poem, I knew something amazing would come from it. 
The design team each did a fabulous job.
I chose to remember my grandfather with this poem.

My Pop Pop passed away July 1, 2004.  It has been almost 6 years.
My grandparents would have been married for 60 years at the end of July.
I hid my journaling which is quoting the poem.
"I noticed that many times along the path of my life,

There was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in my life
This really bothered me, and I questioned the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
You would walk with me all the way;
But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life,
There is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why in times when I
needed you the most, you should leave me.
The Lord replied, "My precious, precious
child. I love you, and I would never,
never leave you during your times of
trial and suffering.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."

Loosing my grandfather was one of the most difficult times and I truly feel that this was one of those moments where I was carried.  We were trying to have a baby for months before my grandfather passed away and were unsuccessful.  I realized after he passed that if I would have been pregnant, I would not have been able to be a pallbearer for his funeral with my cousins.  The 8 of us (including husbands) carried him.  Bryce Albert is named after him and we truly believe that he has my grandfather spirit.  We had not trouble becoming pregnant afterwards.  I wish my grandfather could have met my children, I know he would have enjoyed them as much as he did us growing up.

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5 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

He sees Bryce everyday!! I know it!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this page ....that photo is sooooooooooooo precious and i loveeeeeeeeeeeeee that U included the newspaper article! *love it* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

CraftyGirl said...

What a sweet tribute to grandpa.. and the photo is so touching!!
Barb :)

怡婷 said...

Man proposes, God disposes................................................................

glorygirl said...

Beautiful tribute, Jennifer! Thanks for sharing a little about your Pop Pop with us!!!

kabotzo@verizon.net www.kimberlybotzo.stampinup.net said...

I love this layout! What a wonderful tribute to your grandfather!

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