Albert deJong

Albert deJong

March 1, 1948

January 24, 2011

Albert was born in S-Heer Arendskerke (Holland). He was predeceased by his parents Pieternella (Nell) and Jacob deJong and his brother Jake.

He leaves behind his loving wife Violet, his childen Liz (Larry), Wendy (Sean), Tracy, Dezi-Rhea; grandchildren Alleza, Tyler, Sheldon; son in law Brent; siblings Bill (Margaret), Leo (Isabelle), Elsie (Gerry) and sisters in law Freda & Brenda. Albert also leaves behind many nieces, nephews and inlaws.

Services were held at Terrace Pentecostal Church Monday, January 31 at 2 pm.

Footprints in the Sand

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.

Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.

Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there were one set of footprints.

This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life,

when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints.

So I said to the Lord,

“You promised me Lord, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always.

But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life

there have only been one set of footprints in the sand.

Why, when I needed you most, you have not been there for me?”

The Lord replied,

“The times when you have seen only one set of footprints, is when I carried you.”

Mary Stevenson


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