Yesterday a dear friend of mine sent me this charming little story. I've read it before but since I'm still not able to type much I thought I would pass it along in hopes it will encourage you as it did me!
(Thank you, Brenda)
To update you on my hands...
I'm doing better now that my casts are off. Certainly a RED LETTER DAY for me! That said...much more healing must come before I will feel close to normal again. Every day I'm able to do a little more and I'm grateful for progress even in it's smallest form...
Thank you again for your thoughts and prayers...
SHIRLEY and 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, in hopes he wouldn't 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, so she agreed.
The next school day, the neighbor and her little girl set out following behind Timmy as he walked to school with a neighborhood 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,'
'and her daughter Marcy.'
Who is she and why is she following us?'
'every night my Mom makes me say the 23rd Psalm with my prayers, because 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; 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!
Love to you...