McMillan – Margaret, 22nd July 2019, peacefully at hospital, her loving family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Samuel (Wingrove Gardens, Belfast) and dear mother of Jim, Brian, Clare and the late Robert.  A Service of Celebration for the  life of Margaret will be held at 10.30am on Thursday 25th July 2019 in St Donard’s Parish Church, Bloomfield Road, Belfast, followed by committal in Magheradroll Parish Churchyard, Church Street, Ballynahinch (arrival approximately 1.15pm). Family flowers only please by request.  Donations in memory of Margaret, if desired, may be made payable to NI Chest, Heart & Stroke c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be sadly missed by her loving sons, daughter, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the entire family circle.  

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."