Winter – Elizabeth (Lucille), 24th May 2019, peacefully at home, late of Ballywalter. Beloved wife of John, devoted mum of William, deeply loved sister of Isobel and Ernest, cherished granny of Beth, Adam, Josh and Emma and dearly loved friend to many. A Service of Thanksgiving for Lucille’s life will be held at 11.00am on Wednesday 29th May 2019 in Holy Trinity Parish Church, Ballywalter, followed by committal in Whitechurch Cemetery. Family flowers only please.  Donations in memory of Lucille, if desired, may be made payable to Marie Curie c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “In life and death, Christ is our hope.” 

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."