Friday, July 17, 2009


On the second day of our parent trip volunteers came around to get hand and fingerprints done of the kids . What a great keepsake ! I have Zane , Zoe and Carson's hand prints hanging up at the same age ( roughly 2yrs old ) so being able to add Vania's is really special :)I thought of this well known poem as I looked through these pictures and thought of all the children and families waiting in this adoption process.


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. But I have noticed that at the worst times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. How could you leave me when I needed you the most?"

The Lord replied " My precious, precious child, I love you and would never leave you. During your times of suffering and when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried

-- Margaret Fishback Powers


David and Candice said...

I was so glad they made these they are so sweet to have hanging in our house! I love that poem it is so good and true.-Candice

Pete and Mare said...

What a sweet great poem. ;o) Chareyl was so sweet to make sure that we all had these done for our children. What a special keepsake. ~Mare

lonnieloree said...

I love that poem too and i still have the handprints from when you were little.So glad you have them for Vania too.