Gibson – Elsie, 27th September 2018, peacefully at hospital, late of Rowreagh Road, Kircubbin. Devoted wife of the late Hugh, loving and deeply loved mum of Eleanor and Erin, mother-in-law of David and Jayne, cherished granny of Chelsea and Dylan.  Funeral Service will be held at 1.00pm on Monday 1st October 2018, at her late home, followed by committal in Kircubbin Presbyterian Churchyard. “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."