Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sunday Faith cute!

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 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 kids 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 and Marcy shall follow me all the days of my life', so I guess I'll just have to get used to it!'

That's something we should all get used to........May Shirley Goodnest and Marcy be with you today and always.  Is that cute, or what? (I love that picture)

"The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?"  Psalms 27:1

Have a great Sunday.......feel His protection!



FreeThinke said...

That is precious, Z.

"Out of the mouths of babes ..."

Oh Gosh! I suppose I really shouldn't even use that word ("babes") anymore, should I? :-c

Like so many other innocent, perfectly decent expressions, it too has become corrupted by the leering, mocking, snidely insinuating nature of modern parlance.

But forget that. The picture you present of childhood innocence and parental tact and benevolence is refreshing.


~ FT

Silverfiddle said...

That is a cute story.

Happy Sunday!

Anonymous said...

This cute story reminds me of the Art Linkletter show years ago "Kids Say the Darndest Things" or something like that.

Right Truth said...

Oh how sweet! The story and the picture, both sweet. It is so hard to let a little one go out on their own, the world is so scary these days and so many evil people.

Right Truth

sue hanes said...


Thanks Z.

Have a happy Sunday.

Mustang said...

A very sweet story, Z ... thanks!

Bob said...

Love the pic. The story is really cute. Thanks for the smile.

Z said...

So glad you all liked this, and I hope you consider the message, too!

May Shirley Goodnest and Marcy be with you always :-)

Lisa said...

Very nice story Z. I love that picture . Those pink slippers are so cute.