Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Escape

Where do I go to unwind? The beach. My most favorite place to be is Indiana Dunes on Lake Michigan. On a clear day, across the lake you can see Chicago. Every time I walk down the beach I think of the Footprints in the Sand poem.

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there were one set of footprints.

This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints.

So I said to the Lord, “You promised me Lord, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there have only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I need you the most, you have not been there for me?”

The Lord replied, “The times when you have seen only one set of footprints, Is when I carried you.”

--Mary Stevenson


  1. beautiful. I remember going to the dunes when i was a kid and have yet to be able to take my family there (we're way down in bloomington) but these photos sure do make me want to go back.

  2. Love that poem and love the beach too! It's just down the road from me I I am usually there to watch the sun rise (Together with my dog and my Lord!)

  3. Beautiful photos, and I've always loved that poem!

  4. Oh your photos are so restful. I had that poem on a home interiors picture for the longest time. It is a great one!

  5. Awwww....sniff, even though I know this poem, it brings tears to my eyes everytime...♥