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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Step(s) (11/29/12)

TITLE: Mother's Footprints
By LaRue Kendrick
12/05/12


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Mother’s Footprints

Her steps were slow and labored. We would walk through the grocery store together; she needed to lean on the shopping cart while I tried to go slow enough to stay beside her. It was hard to walk so slowly, but she was my mother, and it was good to stay by her side.

Her steps hadn’t always been so slow. With pigeon-toed stride, she stepped lively in her younger days. Those are the steps and days I like to remember. She walked a million miles around her kitchen, baking pies, cakes, cookies, coffee cakes, breads, rolls. She cooked up that many meals too. Her steps were given in love and service for those around her until she could no longer walk at all.

Now I see those footprints in my mind’s eye – footprints I want to emulate and walk in. Her life was one of complete devotion to her Lord and Savior. I believe she was walking hand in hand with Jesus all her life. If I follow her then I should have a closer walk with Him too. “Lord, help me to honor her and You as I follow in her precious pigeon-toed steps.”


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Joan Nakyana12/07/12
This hits so close to home. Thanks for such a beautiful story.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 12/07/12
This is beautiful. Though it is short, it gets right to the point and really doesn't need any more words. Its length is a representation of the question what's our purpose? The answer is one the Mother realized and passed on to her children--walk with God. It's short but right to the point. This is a beautiful tribute to mothers everywhere. It reminded me of one of the highest compliments I've ever been given: You're certainly your mother's daughter. Your story made me think of that and I'm grateful to be a part of this lovely piece. God bless :)
CD Swanson 12/11/12
Wow - this made me cry. What a lovely tribute...your words captured me. I felt as if I was walking alongside the both of you during this read. Your description and your memories were vivid.

My mom is currently living with me while her home from the Hurrican Sandy is being built again (she lost everything) - she has slowed down. And she holds my arm as we walk through the stores, and I too remember when she was quick. So, this touched my heart in a big way.

Thank you. And God Bless you for your patience and for the love your showed your mom, and continue to do even to this day.

God bless~
Connie K Cameron12/12/12
Well done. Made me cry!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 12/13/12
Congratulations!! Happy Dance!!
CD Swanson 12/13/12
This was so beautiful! I'm glad it got recognition! Outstanding piece, and fabulous job.

God bless~