McMillan – Dorothy Margaret, 21st December 2017, peacefully, her loving family by her side, late of Quarry Court, Carrowdore. Beloved wife of Reg, dearly loved mum of Tanya, Darron, Mark and Paula. A Service of Thanksgiving for Dorothy’s life will be held at 11.00 am on Tuesday 26th  December 2017 in Ballywalter Presbyterian Church, followed by committal in Whitechurch Cemetery. Flowers welcome or donations in memory of Dorothy, if desired, may be made payable to Macmillan Cancer Support c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Safe in God’s keeping.”

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."