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Shirley & Marcy

posted Sep 29, 2010, 10:25 PM by Bowmansville UMC   [ updated Jul 3, 2013, 12:36 PM by Deanna Skare ]
I'm sure many of you have received this e-mail.  This is for those who haven't


A mom was concerned about here kindergarten son walking to school.  He didn't want her to walk with him, and she wanted to give him a feeling of independence.  But she also wanted to know that he was safe.

When she expressed her concern to her neighbor, Shirley offered to follow him to school in the morning for a while, staying at a distance so he wouldn't notice.  Shirley said that since she was up early with her toddler anyway, it would be a good way for them to get some exercise.

All week long, Shirley and her daughter followed Timmy as he walked to school with another neighborhood girl.

As the two children walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs, Timmy's friend said, 'Have you noticed that lady following us to school all week?  Do you know her?'  Timmy replied, 'Yes, I know who she is.  That's my mom's friend Shirley Goodnest and her little girl Marcy.'

'Shirley Goodnest? Why is she following us?'  'Well,' Timmy explained, 'every night my mom makes me say the 23rd Psalm with my prayers, 'cus she worries about me so much.  And is the Psalm, it says, 'Shirley Goodnest and Marcy shall follow me all the days of my file.'  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 always.


E-mail received from Audrey Moore 9/1/2010