Metcalfe -William Henry, 4th June 2017, suddenly at home, late of Demesne Avenue, Ballywalter. Dear brother of John (Jackie). A Committal Service will be held at 11.00am, on Friday 9th June 2017 in Whitechurch Cemetery, Ballywalter. Flowers welcome. Deeply regretted by the entire family circle. “At rest”

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."