Footprints In The Sand
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 needed you most, you have not been there for me?”
The Lord replied,
“The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand,
is when I carried you.”
I've been thinking about this poem today. The words are so encouraging, and I love the visual picture that it gives!
It's been a weird rocky kind of day. The morning started off rough. Cale is at a point that he knows when he needs to use the bathroom, but sometimes it's not in time to get to the bathroom, this lately leaves him grumpy and embarrassed. As the janitor was in the room helping with clean up, Kathleen decides to tip her coffee cup over! Cale and I watched as suddenly the floor in his room was covered in my yummy (and much needed) coffee. Oops.
Therapy's were a little strained too. It was just a really off day. When things are getting Cale too upset, the therapists have started playing cards with him to cheer him up. I think Cale won in almost all of the games played...me, not so much! Of course, I had plenty that needed to get done today, but couldn't seem to pull myself away. Next week I'll start!
Bad news for the day...I had a good friend here take our Honda to a mechanic that he trusts in the area. It needed an oil change and the breaks have been squealing. Mama is getting ready to drive our car to Seattle for us, so I wanted to make sure everything was checked up on. I haven't kept up on making sure things are done with the car and checked. I did have the oil change done in NC, but that's about it. Well, like always, there turned out to be a list of things needing to be done :( It's a bummer, but I know it needs to be taken care of. I don't want to get to Seattle and have something happen and me be stranded all alone. Boo.
The happiness of the day...it's Friday Night Family Dinner tonight. The menu is Chinese food, which I love, but Cale's not a fan. He has pizza rolls as a back up! ;) I'm also staying the night with our friends here, for a girls night! :) I'm really excited and could really use one!
Please be praying for Cale. He still doesn't understand whats going on. We went to the main hospital for a date with our Bingo bucks. We were both chilly (sun disappeared and the fog came in!) so I told him we should run up and down the halls of the hospital to get warm. He said, "let's go!" he doesn't understand things have changed or that he can't do something until he goes to do it. It's not always like that, but a lot of the time it is. He gets frustrated when suddenly he can't do something anymore, it's really hard, or he's not as good as he used to be. It's hard not knowing why! We talk about it a lot with him, but his memory doesn't retain so, the whole thing causes him to be agitated and frustrated...I can only imagine! That's what's so great about my reminder through the poem. I can't do anything for Cale right now to make everything better and go away, but it's ok because God is carrying him, both of us!