Calvert – Florence Theodora (née Little), 6th March 2017, peacefully at home, in her 93rd year, late of Greyabbey Road, Ballywalter. Dearly loved wife of the late Gerald, mother of Barry, Michael, Sheelagh, Peter and the late Denis, nana of Aaron, Róisin, Robert, Julie, Deborah and Nicola, great-nana of Alisha, Daniel, Benjamin, Shannon, Robbie, Charlotte and Ellie. A Service of Thanksgiving for Florence’s life will be held at 3.30pm on Thursday 9th March 2017 in Roselawn Crematorium. House private. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Florence, if desired, may be made payable to Cancer Research NI c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Deeply regretted by the entire family circle. “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."