Hall – Martha, 28th October 2020, suddenly at home. Wife of the late Alfie.  Sadly, due to current Government Regulations, a private Funeral Service will be held for family and close friends only. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Martha, if desired, may be made payable to The Air Ambulance Service (N.I) c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ.  Very sadly missed by her children James, Sarah and Martha, daughter- in-law Miriam, son- in-law Clifford and her grandchildren Ivy and Simon.  “With Christ Which Is Far Better.” Phil 1 V23

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."