One night I had a dream---
I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Load and
Across the sky flashed scenes of my life.
For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand.
One belonged to me and the other to the Load.
When the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
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 time in
This really bothered me and I questioned the Load about it.
"Load,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 would l
The Load replied,"My precious child,I love you and
I would never,never leave you during your times of trial and suffering
When you saw only set of footprints,It was then that I carried you."