Shirley & Marcy
A mother was concerned about her
kindergarten son, Timmy, walking to school.
He didn't want his mother to walk with him.
She wanted to give him the feeling that he
had some independence but yet know that
he was safe.
So she had an idea of how to handle it.
She asked a neighbor if she would please
follow him to school in the mornings,
staying at a distance, so he probably
wouldn't notice her.
The neighbor said that since she was up
early with her toddler anyway, it would be a
good way for them to get some exercise as
well, so she agreed.
The next school day, the neighbor and her
little girl set out following behind Timmy as
he walked to school with another neighbor
girl he knew.
She did this for the whole week.
As the two walked and chatted, kicking
stones and twigs, Timmy's little friend
noticed the same lady was following them
as she seemed to do every day all week.
Finally she said to Timmy,
'Have you noticed that lady following us to
school all week? Do you know her?'
Timmy nonchalantly replied, 'Yeah, I know
who she is.'
The little girl said, 'Well, who is she?'
'That's just Shirley Goodnest,' Timmy
replied, 'and her daughter Marcy.'
'Shirley Goodnest? Who is she and why is
she following us?'
'Well,' Timmy explained, 'every night my
Mum makes me say the 23rd Psalm with my
prayers, 'cuz she worries about me so
And in the Psalm, it says, 'Shirley Goodnest
(surely goodness) and Marcy (mercy) shall
follow me all the days of my life', so I guess
I'll just have to get used to it!'
THE LORD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU; THE LORD
MAKE HIS FACE SHINE UPON YOU, AND BE
GRACIOUS UNTO YOU; THE LORD LIFT HIS
COUNTENANCE UPON YOU, AND GIVE YOU PEACE.
May Shirley Goodnest and Marcy be with you
today and always!
I received this cute email this morning and had to share it.