We Need To Be Carried For A Bit

When I took these pictures, I couldn’t help but think of that old story, Footprints in the Sand.

As I remember it: A man dies and as he’s looking back over his life with his pal, God, he sees two sets of footprints.  He asks who the second set of footprints belong to and God answers: Me. I was walking with you. Then the man notices that through the more difficult times in his life only a single set of prints exist. He admonishes God for abandoning him during his darkest times, and God smiles and replies: The footprint that you see are mine. I was carrying you.

I’ve always loved that story.

If you could spare a moment, my family could use a kind thought or prayer.

We need to be carried for a bit.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

52 thoughts on “We Need To Be Carried For A Bit

  1. Your photos are beautiful. That old story always touches me. Saying a prayer for you and your family right now.

  2. This is my favorite prayer:

    All I am and all I’ll be
    Is really simply up to me.
    Each day provides a blank new page
    A beginning clean of life and age.
    And how I live my life today-
    In work, in family, and in play-
    Will color what my life shall be
    And rebirth a brand new me.

    I hope it helps. And if you need to rant, bitch or whine, I’m here for that too, for it can be quite cleansing 😉

  3. I’ve seen your posts on twitter and such and never responded but have kept you in my thoughts just the same. I hope and pray that whatever it is weighing so heavily upon you now, will lift soon. Best of everything to you and your family.

  4. Alex,
    That’s a favorite of mine, too. Know that y’all are in my thoughts and prayers! Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help… lots of love and hugs! XO

  5. Many positive thoughts and prayers coming your way, alex. May you and yours be graced with peace and whatever else it is that you need.

  6. You are stronger than you know, smarter than you think, and braver than you ever thought possible.
    Whatever it is, you will make it through.
    Sending you love and prayers,
    Amber

  7. Sending prayers for your family…that you will be carried, that you will have peace and strength and direction, that you will have grace to make it through the day, that your burdens will be lifted.

    (Your pictures are beautiful. I have always liked that story.)

  8. Hope all will be well-sending prayers. We all have moments in life when we need to be carried. Have faith that you have the strength to face and survive this time of difficulty.

  9. Consider it done, Alex. You and your family are very much in my thoughts and prayers. Let me know if there’s any other way I can be supportive to you. xxoo

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