MRS GOODNEST AND MARCY
Added on: 1st May 2015
A mom 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, Mrs. Goodnest,
if she would please follow him to
school in the mornings,
staying at a distance,
so he probably wouldn't notice her.
Mrs. Goodnest 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,
Mrs. Goodnest and her little girl, Marcy,
set out following behind Timmy as he
walked to school with another
neighbourhood boy he knew.
She did this for the whole week.
As the boys walked to school on Friday
chatting and 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 he 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 friend said, "Well, who is she?"
"That's just Shirley Goodnest"
"and her daughter Marcy."
"Shirley Goodnest? Who the heck
is she and why is she following us?"
"Well," Timmy explained,
"every night my Mom 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!"