Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Footprints and friendship

Last Thursday as I was going to work in a satelite clinic, I took a small framed print of the poem, Footprints. I had originally picked it up in a thrift store the week before, thinking at the price, I could use the frame and remove the poem, and replace with a sampler.
It was heavy on my heart to put in the clinic instead in memory of Elizabeth.
So, I took it and gave it to them.
About 5 minutes later, I was actually sitting at the desk she used to use and pulled the drawer out to get a pen to write down something and on my feet something metal fell out the back of the drawer.
I thought it was a heavy quarter.
I rolled the chair back, bent down and picked it up and it was the phrase from the poem that I had just taken in her memory. I had cold chills along with many questions.
There are so many things that happen, especially recently that could not be just coincidence. I've had this with me since then and when times get rough,I look and reread it.
God has been extra special into my life today because answers to prayers are coming like you wouldn't believe.
Believe me, that God will answer your prayer if you leave it in His hands.
The hardest part is leaving it there and trusting that He will take care of it.
Today has been a miraculous beautiful, snowey day and I just wanted to share it with you because there are times when things seem hopeless but this reminds me that we are never alone even if we feel like it.
I read today this: "Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart"
I hope this brings some inspiration to your day as it did mine this week.


  1. Truly beautiful, Jennifer. I'm so happy to know God is showing you how much you are loved.

  2. That is so cool that you found something so special in your friend's desk. She will be with you always!

  3. That story gave me chills when I read it...
    That's one thing in my life that I'm lucky and blessed about. My parents and grandparents always taught us (and showed by example) to trust and serve the Lord. I've found that in the darkest of my hours, I've always known that there is a reason, I may not know it or it may not ever be illuminated, but I know there is a reason.

  4. Oh - your story today gave me chills!! Footprints is my husband's favorite! We have a wooden piece with the saying carved into it. My boys and I gave it to him one year as a present.

  5. I too am sitting here with CHILLS!!! It was truly meant to be. I don't believe in coincidences. Thank you for sharing your blessing with us.


  6. Thank you so much for sharing that.
    It truly is a beautiful thing when you are not alone.

  7. I got chills myself reading what you found. We don't always know why things happen and sometimes it takes years to understand but things do happen for a reason.

  8. One of my most favorite poems. I am glad that you gave it to the clinic. Your final quote at the end of your entry is also very true. Know that you have many friends out in cyberland. God Bless.

  9. That is too cool... Kinda like an affirmation that she loved what you did for her.

    I am glad that God is truly showing you that He is with you always.

    I wear a mustard seed necklace and there are times when I without thinking will touch it and I immediately think to myself.... THANK YOU GOD FOR ALWAYS BEING THERE FOR ME!

  10. That is so moving. I really believe God is always telling us something if we just take the time to stop and listen.

  11. I got chills reading this. It's like she's telling you everything will be all right.

  12. How beautiful and comforting.

  13. Yes, I am a follower of ur blog!



  14. Una frase muy cierta, lindo post.


  15. Thinking of you, Jennifer, and hoping you are OK.
    Tanya :)

  16. Hi Jennifer -

    You have been on my mind today and I hope all is well with you! Waiting for a box of goodies from Nashville Market cause there is something special in there for you!

    Sandy in NJ


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