McConnell – Catherine (Wee Kate), 30th September 2019, peacefully at home, her loving daughter by her side, late of Harbour Road, Ballyhalbert. Deeply loved mummy of Leanne. A Service of Thanksgiving for Wee Kate’s life will be held at 11.00 am on Thursday 3rd October 2019 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by interment in Ballyhalbert Cemetery at 12 noon. No flowers please by request. Everyone is welcome to join the family in the Orange Hall, High Street, Ballyhalbert following the interment. “We shared so much together, laughter, joy and tears, now all I have are the memories, of those happy years. Night-night mummy, sleep tight.”

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."