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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday's Gift

Shirley and Marcy

A mom was concerned about her 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 know that he was safe.

When she expressed her concern to her neighbor, Shirley offered to follow him to
School in the mornings 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, 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'. I guess I'll just have to get used to it!'

The Lord bless you and keep you; May Shirley Goodnest and Marcy be with you today and always.

Love, Chatty

PS I stole that valentines divider yesterday, from Angela, over at West Virginia's Treasures.

PSS I forgot to tell you that ahubby and i drove to Cincinnati for the weekend to visit the new grandbaby - so if my emails or blog replies get messed up - that is why - I am not on the right computer!



Sandra said...

wow at trip to see the grandbaby. i am surprised you are even posting. waiting on photos of the baby. cute joke

Jo said...

The Lord bless you and keep you; May Shirley Goodnest and Marcy be with you today and always.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

So fun that you got to make that trip! i bet that grandbaby is cute as can be :-)

Kim said...

Shirley Goodnest......HAHAHA. Have fun with the new gandbaby.

Changes in the wind said...

Have a wonderful time with that Grandbaby...

Mevely317 said...

Shirley and Marcy ... this made me laugh out-loud!
Hoping your Sunday is nothing less than wonder-FULL!

Carol said...

Have a fun and a blessed weekend! Carol

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This was very cute! I'm glad you are getting to see that sweet Grandbaby of yours! Safe trip home! hugs, Linda

That corgi :) said...

too cute with Shirley Goodnest and Marcy; thanks for sharing that story with us, Sandie!!

enjoy your visit and safe travels home!


Pat MacKenzie said...

God bless Shirley Goodnest and Marcy, and you to Sandie.

Terra said...

Cute story about Shirley Goodnest and Marcy, and great you got to visit your grandbaby.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie....Thinking of you on your trip to see that adorable doll baby.

Cute post, too! Have FUN! Susan

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Am so so glad that you two had the opportunity to get your grandkid fix! Our grandson comes mid-May. Haven't seen any pics this time of April's pregnancy. Sure miss a lot when they live far away. Enjoy your hugs and kisses from little Will. Safe journey!

Ginny said...

Hope you're having a great visit, can't wait to see more pictures!! You are dedicated to be still posting!

Sharon Kirby said...

How's the baby??? Did you just squish him to bits with hugs and kisses?

I can't tell you how blessed I am to have Shirley Goodnest and Marcy following me every day of my life!

Have a blessed Sunday, Sandie - and enjoy your family! Thinking of you.


The Boston Lady said...

A new grandbaby! You've been holding out on us!! Hope you had fun and I loved the story! Ann

Doris Sturm said...

Oh, I was wondering about whether you are back yet or still visiting. I bet you are having a wonderful time with your cute little grandbaby!

Is it cold there? I am so not ready for summer, but it sure has been warm lately!

Enjoy your family, Sandie, and blessings to you and yours, my friend!

With love,
Doris (and the Gizz, who does like Roquemore Park and if it means going on the swing, so be it LOL)

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

Hope you had a wonderful time visiting your grandbaby! That was a funny story!

Safe travels home!

Gaston Studio said...

Great story! Glad you got to visit the new grandbaby.