Hopes – Edith Jane, 21st March 2019, peacefully, at home, her loving family by her side, late of Ballyferris, Ballywalter. Devoted wife of the late Will, dearly loved mum of Gina, Joanne and William, cherished grandmother and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Edith’s life will be held at 11.00am on Saturday 23rd March 2019 in St Saviour’s Parish Church, Greyabbey, followed by committal in Whitechurch Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Callers welcome at the family home from 4.00pm onwards on Friday 22nd March 2019. Donations in memory of Edith, if desired, may be made payable to Marie Curie c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. 

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."