Harrison – Patricia Janet (Pat), née Stabler, 3rd February 2016, peacefully, late of Kingfisher Way, Ballyhalbert. Beloved wife of Arthur, loving and much loved mum of Nick, Wendy, Simon and Matthew, cherished grandmother and great grandmother. A Service of Thanksgiving for Pat’s life will be held at 10.00 am on Monday 15th February 2016 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by committal at Roselawn Crematorium. Flowers welcome. “God saw her getting weary and cure was not to be, He put His arms around her and whispered come to me.”

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."