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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
(This poem
perhaps was written Thanksgiving (Canadian) 1964 at Echo Lake Youth Camp, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. The book, of the same name, is published by HarperPerennial, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., 1993. The original title was "I Had A Dream." ) Footprints, started out as "I Had A Dream" by Edith Elma Fishback the
copyright came out in 1993 by Margaret Fishback. She wrote the book Footprints
The True Story Behind The Poem That Inspired Millions, and wrote this to her
Mom and Dad inside the book. 
To my Mom, Edith Elma Fishback, and the sweet memory of my Dad, Clarence Henry Fishback.
In 1987, Hallmark Cards asked for rights to use "Footprints" and the poem


-- Mary Stevenson
(Others believe Mary is the author. Visit
Longbeach Press - Telegram for more information.)

I have recived a lot of letters concerning who wrote "Footprints"  I really don't know who the original was I just wanted to share this precious poem with others. I think that the message is more inportant then the Author.



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