Dear Jilly..my heart just breaks at your diagnosis news, but I am just steadfastly holding out Duncan and you all will be blessed with a full cure..please know that you and yours are in our prayers..stay strong..and enjoy the nuptials..hugs to Mum as well ..keep us updated as you can.... Joanne and Mark..
Dear Jill...Never forget that you do not walk this long and difficult road alone.
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 was one only.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,â€œYou 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 has only been one set of footprints in the sand.Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?â€The Lord replied, â€œThe years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.â€
Mary Stevenson, 1936 version
Our dear Cruise Addict friend Jill......Duncan, Lyn, you and all your family continue to be in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers.
Beryl, one of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITES. Thanks for that reminder....here is another little saying that I heard MANY years ago that I loved so much that I cross stitched it and have it framed: "Reach up as far as you can, and God will reach down the rest of the way."