Polley – Desmond Brian, 9th December 2018 (suddenly). Beloved husband of Belinda, devoted daddy to Ryan, Caitlin and Madison, deeply loved son of Samuel and Sylvia, dearly loved brother of Sonya, David and the late Allen, adored son-in-law of David, cherished brother-in-law, uncle and friend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Brian’s life will be held at 11.00 am on Thursday 13th December 2018 in Carrowdore & Ballyfrenis Presbyterian Church, followed by committal in Ardkeen Parish Churchyard. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Brian, if desired, may be made payable to Simon Community c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, “Peace after suffering.”

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."