Robinson – James Edward (Jim), died August 5th 2018, at hospital, late of Bog Road, Portavogie. Loved and loving husband of Jeannie, devoted father of Ruth and the late Agnes, father-in-law to Stephen and loving grandfather to Laura. A Service of Thanksgiving for Jim’s life will be held at 1.00pm on Wednesday 8th August 2018 in St. Andrew’s Parish Church, Ballyeasboro, followed by committal in the adjoining graveyard. House private by request. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Jim, if desired, may be made payable to the Intensive Care Unit, Ulster Hospital c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Re-united with his loved one.”

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."