McMaster – Wilhelmina Doreen, 31st October 2021, peacefully, at Edgewater Lodge Care Home, Donaghadee, formerly of Portview Heights, Portavogie. Beloved wife of Ariel. A Service of Thanksgiving for Doreen’s life will be held at 11.00am on Friday 5th November 2021 in Glastry Methodist Church, followed by committal in Kirkistown Cemetery. No flowers please by request. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. “You fell asleep with no good-byes but memories of you will never die.” At Rest.

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."