Muckle – Edith, called home, peacefully, 18th January 2017, her loving family by her side, late of Main Street, Carrowdore. Beloved wife of David, loving and much loved mum of Samuel, Adam, Audrey and Belinda, cherished grandmother and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Edith’s life will be held at 11.00 am on Saturday 21st January 2017 in Carrowdore & Ballyfrenis Presbyterian Church, followed by interment in Whitechurch Cemetery. Family flowers only please. 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, “Safe in the arms of Jesus.”

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."