Speers – Helen Rosemary, 13th March 2018, peacefully, at the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, her loving family by her side, late of Ballywalter Road, Millisle. Deeply loved wife of James, adored mummy of Marie, Errol and Jonathan, cherished nanny of Savannah, Lucas, Grace, Elliott, Mason and Maverick. A Service of Thanksgiving for Helen’s life will be held at 11.00am on Friday 16th March 2018 in Millisle & Ballycopeland Presbyterian Church. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Helen, if desired, may be made payable to Marie Curie c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. ”At home with the Lord.”

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."