Andrews – Stanley, Called Home 17th May 2022, peacefully, at Beverly Lodge Nursing Home, Newtownards, formally of High Street, Ballyhalbert. Dearly loved husband of June, adored father of Stanley, Sharon and Gary, highly respected father-in-law of Maureen, Noel and Rebecca, devoted grandfather and great-grandfather. A Service of Thanksgiving for Stanley’s life will be held at 10.30am on Friday 20th May 2022 in Adair Funeral Home, followed by committal in Movilla Cemetery at 12 noon. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Stanley, if desired, may be made payable to the Alzheimer’s Society c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his family and friends. “Redeemed by the precious blood of Christ.”

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."