Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - Update

I wanted to share this poem with everyone. I’ve always loved it, but I can’t say that I ever truly related to it. The thought of the Lord carrying us through difficult times always sounded really comforting. I have always been blessed with a pretty “easy” life. I have two loving parents who always provided for me. I have a loving husband, family and friends. This past year has made me look at this poem in an entirely different light. If someone had told me all that I would have to endure this past year, I wouldn’t have been able to handle it. After I finished mourning the future that life held for me, I would have probably pictured myself in some dark corner somewhere. But, I am not in a dark corner. Despite everything that has happened, I still feel that God has blessed me. How can I be angry when He blessed me with such a wonderful daughter? This past year, He has truly carried me because there is no way I could have gotten through it myself.

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.”

Mary Stevenson


Anonymous said...

Jodi and Ryan she is absolutely gorgeous...secretly I always knew she would be. I miss your bright faces and positive attitudes but I'm so glad Livi is doing well at home!

Anonymous said...

You are absolutely right about that poem! And Olivia is adorable. We are looking forward to a new Christmas picture everyday!

Anonymous said...

I love the Christmas pics! Joel did great! In Wednesday's top pic, I definitely see the Glunt side!
Amy (Etling) Housman

Anonymous said...

Awww! Uncle Joel, fantastic job with the pictures! They are amazing! She looks so gorgeous!
Jodi, I too, have felt times when I know the Lord has carried me and I have only seen one set of footprints. What would we do without him? He is an Awesome God! Looking forward to more pictures!
Love you all!
Stay Strong,

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Glunt Family! It's been a few days since I have been allowed to be up and about for a little while but the first thing I wanted to do was get an UPDATE. All I can say is "WOW". She's home, She's beautiful, She's precious, and YOU ARE FAMILY! It is just amazing. Our God will, and does, provide. I'm sure this is going to be a Christmas you will never ever forget and all of you will still remain in my prayers. Love Ya - M.A.