ABC Wednesday: friend, footprint & midweek blue

Time flies since my last post for ABC Wednesday, was busy for work and less time to write. But this week the prompt letter is “F”,  it reminds me a Friend and the “Foot Print”. 

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 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’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 I carried you.”

I love this story, poem. It reminds me a very special friend in my life, though somehow we lost contact in these few years. I first read this from his email, that was many many years ago, when I was in my very down time in life. His encourage changed the views of mine in life.

So, if there is a chance happen you read this post in Pennsylvania, you will know you are a very special friend in my life, you are always in my mind,  “Cherish the friend who tells you a harsh truth, wanting ten times more to tell you a loving lie.” Who said this? I can’t remember but I know you are the friend.

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.  ~Albert Schweitzer 

You said I am the blue crab, somehow lost my way back to ocean…yes, I wish I could find the place where I belong to…
Changes in my life
Make me what I am today
And I am blue

Midweek Blue, this is my midweek blue, pictures of blue crabs, a post to remember a friend, and a little bit blue mood. How about you? What is your midweek blue?

16 Responses to "ABC Wednesday: friend, footprint & midweek blue"

☺lani☺ (visit their site)

First time to see blue crablets, so cute! Happy mid-week!

photowannabe (visit their site)

Great post. Friend, true friends are so important to me.
Hope your mood isn't so blue after your blogfriends give you virtual hugs. (((hugs)))

Roger Owen Green (visit their site)

Lovely story.

On behalf of ABC Wednesday team, thank you! - ROG

Kay L. Davies (visit their site)

Beautiful blue crabs. And the poem "Footprints" can be so true. I hope you read it again to take your blue mood away.

Sylvia K (visit their site)

Lovely words and a lovely post for the F Day! Have a wonderful week!


Leslie: (visit their site)

I really like that quote from Albert Schweitzer. Nice post. :D

Mrs. M @ TLC (visit their site)

Those are lovely little blue creatures. Thanks for sharing.

Hope you have less blue days this week.

Anonymous (visit their site)

What a great entry of yours. Thank you for sharing such beauty. Please have a good Wednesday.

daily athens

Linda (visit their site)

Friends are so important. Thanks for this post.

ABC Wednesday Team

Vernz (visit their site)

really are there blue ones? they're lovely sea creatures... I often see those crablet sand files too ..

My ABC Wednesday here
Woman’s élan vital

Carletta (visit their site)

Those are busy little blue critters!
The poem is one of my favorities as well.
Hope your blue mood is soon on its way.

Greyscale Territory (visit their site)

Some beautiful words here! A little sad, but still very beautiful! May you find the happiness of sunshine soon!

Jama (visit their site)

Those crabs are so tiny isn't it? but they sure are fast.

Manang Kim (visit their site)

Oh wow that's a very lovely blue crabs. Very cute!
Blue water

Rebecca (visit their site)

I never saw a blue crab...they look make believe. So sorry about your blue mood, part of life I know, I get many of them!

Anna (visit their site)

I have heard the story/poem about the two and sometimes one set of footprints in the sand. Love it. It is so beautiful and, I think, true. There are times when you can feel very much alone, when there can be other possibilities, if you look for them.
Thank you for sharing.

Best wishes,
Anna's abcWed-F-words