Shaw – John Adair (Jackie), 1st June 2016, peacefully at home, formerly of Cliftondene Crescent, Belfast, late of The Moatlands, Ballyhalbert. Beloved husband of Betty, loving and much loved dad of Paul, Jacqueline, Marc and Lesley, devoted grandfather and great grandfather. A Service of Thanksgiving for Jackie’s life will be held at 12 noon on Saturday 4th June 2016 in Glastry Presbyterian Church, followed by interment in the adjoining churchyard. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Jackie, if desired, may be made payable to Macmillan Cancer Support c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “The Lord is My Shepherd.”

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."