Friday, August 26, 2011

Shirley & Marcy

My Aunty Joy sent me this,

Hope you like it too,

Shirley & Marcy

A mother 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 neighbour 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 neighbour and her little girl set out following behind Timmy as he walked to school with another neighbour 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 much.

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!'

May Shirley Goodnest and Marcy be with you today and always

I know you smiled!

I sure did, Pass this on

And brighten someone's day


  1. Look so cute both of them though that is a good idea to walking together to the school with an escort,these day you just can't trust our society.
    Have a good day,

  2. This is sooooo cute, and I love the story. How could one not smile when you look at this picture, and then read this story?
    Thanks for passing it on.
    Love your blog Sue. It looks great with all the flowers and pictures of your precious cat. Sorry I forget how to spell his name.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Dianne :)

  3. I love this! Thank you for posting this Sue!

  4. This is precious...

    'ave a good one Sue...