Robinson – Thomas, 30th May 2018, peacefully, late of Main Road, Cloughey. Beloved husband of Violet, loving and deeply loved father of Billy and Janet, father-in-law of Ronnie, cherished grandfather and great grandfather. A Service of Thanksgiving for Thomas’s life will be held at 10.30 am on Saturday 2nd June 2018 in Ebenezer Gospel Hall, Main Road, Portavogie, followed by committal in Kirkistown Cemetery, Cloughey. House strictly private by request. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Thomas, if desired, may be made payable to Marie Curie c/o Adair Funeral Directors, 78 Main Street, Ballywalter BT22 2PJ. “Absent from the body, present 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."