• The Following Lady

    From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to All on Friday, September 25, 2020 00:05:53
    Timmy was a little five year old boy.His Mom loved him very much,
    and being a worrier, she was concerned about him walking to school
    when he started Kindergarten.

    She walked him to school the first couple of days, but when he came
    home one day, he told his mother that he didn't want her walking him
    to school everyday. He wanted to be like the "big boys."He protested
    loudly, so she had an idea of how to handle it. She asked a neighbor,
    Mrs. Goodnest, if she would surreptitiously follow her son to school
    at a distance behind him so he wouldn't likely notice, but close enough
    to watch him.

    Mrs. Goodnest said 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 neighbor boy
    he knew. She did this for the whole week.

    As the boys walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs, the little
    friend of Timmy noticed that this 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 all
    week? Do you know her?"

    Timmy nonchalantly replied, "Yea, I know who she is."

    The little friend said, "Well who is she?"

    "That's just Shirley Goodnest," Timmy said.

    "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 it, the
    prayer psalm 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.
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