Gallaher – Myrtle, 30th October 2021, peacefully, at home, late of Linnet Drive, Ballyhalbert. Beloved wife of Jack, loving mum of the late Michael, adored granny of Lisa and devoted great-granny to Jaxon. House and funeral strictly private. No flowers please by request. Donations in memory of Myrtle, if desired, may be made payable to NI Children’s Hospice c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. You will always be in our thoughts.

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."