One night I had a dream. 

I dreamed I was walking along the beach with God and across the sky flashed scenes from my life.

For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonged to me and the other to God.

When the last scene of my life flashed before us I looked back at the footprints in the sand.

I noticed that at times along the path of life there was only one set of footprints.

I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times of my life.  This really bothered me and I questioned God about it.

“God You said that once I decided to follow You, You would walk with me all the way but I noticed that during the most troublesome time in my life there is only one set of footprints.  I don’t understand why in times when I needed You most, You would leave me.

God replied “My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never, never leave you during your times of trials and suffering.

When you see only one set of footprints it was then that I carried you.