Durb Stenback (Durward Hart Stenback) (C-192)

Panel Description:

Against a navy blue background, Durb Stenback names are plastered on a quilt containing five heart shaped balloons and three rectangular patches that are filled with the following: Coming of age ’87 Freedom from Bondage with a sailboat, Pacific Northwest Regional Conference Coming of age 1985 with a group of flying geese, rainbows above the text Hawaii, a sheep, “Puerto Vallarta Mexico”, Costa Rica with 2 bulls pulling a cart, “1944-1988”.

Another square in the bottom left corner contains the poem footprints as well as a personal letter.


Dear Durb,

Just to be able to walk beside you and share our love and life…

Until we meet again…

Love and hugs…


June 1989


One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belonging to him, and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that is happened at the very lowest and saddest times of his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it. “Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times of my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why, when I needed you most, you would leave me.

The Lord replied, “My precious child, I love you and I would 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.”

Number of people on this panel: 1