My Dad sent me this email. You may have read it before, but I’m sharing it in case you haven’t…Just a very cute story:
A mom was concerned about her kindergarten son walking to school. He didnât 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 wouldnât 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, Timmyâs little friend noticed the same lady was following them as she seemed to do every day all week.
Finally she said to Timmy, âHave you noticed that lady following us to school all week? Do you know her?â
Timmy nonchalantly replied, âYeah, I know who she is.â
The little girl said, âWell, who is she?â
âThatâs just Shirley Goodnest,â Timmy replied, âand her daughter Marcy.â
âShirley Goodnest? Who the heck is she and why is she following us? â
âWell,â Timmy explained, âevery night my Mom makes me say the 23rd Psalm with my prayers, âcuz she worries about me so much. And in the Psalm, it says, âShirley Goodnest and Marcy shall follow me all the days of my lifeâ, so I guess Iâll just have to get used to it!â
(The Psalm reads: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me……..)
May Shirley Goodnest and Marcy follow you too all the days of your life! đ
and may you be inspired – everyday!