Mitchell – Michael (Mike), 3rd June 2018, suddenly at his home, late of The Stables, Mount Stewart. Beloved partner of Trish, loving dad of Michelle and Nick, deeply loved stepdad of Mark, Paul, Deb, Lee, Warren and Ryan, cherished granddad, brother and friend. A Funeral Service will take place at 11.00 am on Monday 11th June 2018 in Roselawn Crematorium. No flowers please by request. ‘We have not here a lasting city.’ Hebrews 13:14

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."