Muckle – Mary Ellen (Ella), 23rd September 2020, peacefully, late of Ballyboley, Carrowdore. Beloved wife of the late Eddie, devoted mother of the late Richard, cherished granny of Adam and Luke and proud great-granny of Daisy-May. Sadly due to current Government Regulations, a private Service of Thanksgiving for Ella’s life will be held for family and close friends only followed by committal in Kirkistown Cemetery at 11.00am on Saturday 26th September 2020. Flowers welcome.  Will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered. “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."