Barbour – Lilian, 13th October 2016, peacefully, at Rocky Acres Residential Home, Ballyhalbert, in her 100th year. Beloved wife of the late James Barbour, dearly loved mum of Rodney, Rosemary and Julie, devoted grandmother and great-grandmother. A Service of Thanksgiving for Lilian’s life will be held at 11.00am on Tuesday 18th October 2016 in Roselawn Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Lilian, if desired, may be made payable to the R.N.L.I (Donaghadee Branch) c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ.

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."