Walker – Mary-Ann (May) (née McCready), 11th August 2017, peacefully, her loving family by her side, late of Glasgow and formerly of Ballywalter. Beloved wife of the late Jimmy Walker, adored sister of Irene, cherished aunt and great-aunt. A Service of Thanksgiving for May’s life will be held at 2.00 pm on Monday 14th August 2017 in Adair Funeral Home, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ, followed by interment in Whitechurch Cemetery. Flowers welcome or donations in memory of May, if desired, may be made payable to Motor Neurone Disease Association (NI) c/o Adair Funeral Directors (address as above). “At home with the Lord.”

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."