Today I was looking for a birthday present for a friend, who's currently facing some problems in her life and study. Then I remembered I used to have a nice framed poem hanged on my bedroom's wall back home in Jakarta. This poem never fails to touch me, so I ordered this poster for her on some online store, since it's quite difficult to find english poems here in Germany and I don't like the german version :( Anyway, thought I'll share..
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 you."
** Dita, if you happen to read this, could you please forward this poem to Nico? I hope it can comfort him a bit..