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Friday, October 21, 2011

Payton Matthew Burke

Payton Matthew Burke
"The Bug"
July 4, 2011- September 13, 2011
Illinois (USA)

One night I had a dream--
I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord
and across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints,
one belonged to me and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest
and saddest times in my life.
This really bothered me and I 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 don't understand why in times when I needed you most,
you should leave me."
The Lord replied, "My precious, precious child,
I love you and I would never, never leave you
during your times of trial and suffering.
"When you saw only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."

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fireworksinheaven said...

My beautiful sweet baby I miss you so much this sunset is almost as beautiful as you

Nicole said...

Thanks so much for the comment. That is so sweet they both have the same names reversed. How likely is that to happen?! I'm so sorry for your loss. As hard as ours has been, I can't imagine what you and your family are going through. You will all be in our prayers. I know our baby boys are up there playing together, watching over us and waiting for the day we join them. If you haven't read it yet, you should read the book "Heaven is for Real." I have to believe that the account in that book is accurate. Chapter 17 was especially touching for me having lost our baby during pregnancy. It's such a comfort. Best of luck to you all.

Nicole said...

Oh, this is Matthew Payton Knight's mommy.