“Shirley and Marcy” – E-Mail Via Mom – Too Cute and Leaves You Chuckling…

Shirley & Marcy 

A mother was concerned about her kindergarten son, Timmy, 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.

The neighbour 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!’



The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make His face 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
 I know you smiled! 
I sure did, Pass this on 
And brighten someone’s day!

2 thoughts on ““Shirley and Marcy” – E-Mail Via Mom – Too Cute and Leaves You Chuckling…

    1. I got this same e-mail a long time ago from someone else and could not find it agani. I was so glad when mom sent it to me so that I could share it with all of you – it is really sweet, isn’t it! 🙂 Peace and blessings…

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