Killops – Evelyn (Eva), 18th November 2020, peacefully at her home, Brandon Terrace, Belfast. Beloved wife of the late Joseph and much loved mum of Norman, Brian, Bobby and Denise. Sadly, due to current Government Regulations, the funeral arrangements are private. Family flowers only please by request.  Donations in memory of Eva, if desired, may be made payable to Share Tanzania c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. “Beloved, let us love one another. For love is from God. And whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.”

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."