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 the other to the

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 were 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 would 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
do not understand why when I needed you most
you would leave me?"

The Lord replied "My 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."

(Ghislain's favorite poem)

Ghislain on the beach