Boyle – Agnes (née Angus), 8th January 2022, suddenly, late of New Road, Carrowdore. Beloved wife of the late Joseph, dearly loved mother of Alex, Valerie, June and Rosemary, highly respected mother-in-law of Lesley, David, Desmond and Graham, cherished grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.  A Service of Thanksgiving for Agnes’s life will be held at 2.00pm on Wednesday 12th January 2022 in Ballywalter Presbyterian Church, following a private family committal. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Agnes, if desired, may be made payable to Children’s Heartbeat Trust NI c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. “Silent thoughts of times together, hold memories that will last forever.”

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."