Friday, September 10, 2010

Shirley & Marcy


Shirley & Marcy

A mom was concerned about her kindergarten

son 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.

She 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 the heck is she and why is she

following us?

'Well,' Timmy explained, 'every night my Mom makes

me say the 23rd Psalm with my prayers, 'cuz she

worries about me so much.

And in the Psalm, it says, 'Shirley Goodnest and Marcy

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 to 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


I know you smiled!

I sure did,

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