Bailie – Lilian, 9th September 2020, peacefully, late of Park Avenue, Ballywalter. Precious wife of John, adored mum of Karen and Gordon, dearly loved mother-in-law of Jonathan and Rebecca, loving nanny to Jennifer, Emily, Cameron and Benjamin, cherished sister and friend. Sadly, due to current Government Regulations, a Private Celebration for Lilian’s life will be held for family and close friends only. For anyone wishing to pay their respects, the cortege will leave Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ at 12 noon on Monday 14th September 2020 en route to Whitechurch Cemetery via Main Street and Dunover Road. No flowers please by request. “Time slips past but memories last.”

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."