Thursday, July 22, 2010

I Received a Parcel Today

When I got home from work and lunch with a friend there was a parcel on the door step all the way from Australia. My friend who had visited recently had meant to give it to me when she visited but had left behind, so she thought, but it was in fact in her husbands suitcase.
She sent it to me once she got home and added to it all the New Zealand money pooled together she and her family had left over from their holidays.

It was a beautiful journey with the Footsteps In The Sand poem in the front and plenty of pages for me to journal as I do. All the pages have the picture on the front but in a very light tone so like a background.

And also a lovely Parker pen.

I am building up the plants down the driveway garden and so I am going to use the money to buy two plants as special reminders of our friendship. She knows the garden sop she will also 'see' what I am doing with the gift.

I will be getting the climbing red rose Dublin Bay to grown along the fence.

Also a sweet smelling small bloom camellia - Cinnamon Cindy

I feel so blessed by this friend and our friendship but also that we both know the real love of God and especially in the words of the poem.

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 belonging 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 of 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 during the most troublesome times in my life there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.

The LORD replied, my precious, precious child, I Love you and I would never leave you! During your times of trial and suffering when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.


  1. Isn't it lovely to have such caring friends? What a lovely gift.