Mawhinney – Joseph Clint (Joe), 10th June 2016, peacefully, late of Cloughey Road, Portavogie. Beloved husband of Gina, loving and much loved dad of Julie and Robin, devoted grandfather of Rachel, Nicole, Joshua and David. A Service of Thanksgiving for Joe’s life will be held at 1.30 pm on Monday 13th June 2016 in Trinity Free Presbyterian Church, Portavogie, followed by interment in Kirkistown Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Joe, if desired, may be made payable to R.N.L.I c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “My Forever Friend.”

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."