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Robert Thomas


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Mehama, Oregon, USA
Post Posted 19 Jul 2017 2:18 am     Reply with quote

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 still know that he was safe.

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, so he wouldn’t notice her.

The next school day, the neighbor and her little girl set out following behind Tim as he walked to school with another neighbor girl he knew. The neighbor lady and her daughter did this for the whole week.

As the two walked and chatted, kicking stones and twigs, Timmy’s little friend noticed pair following them.

She said to Timmy, “Have you noticed that lady following us to school all week?”

Timmy shrugged and 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 Marcie.”

“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, because she worries about me so much.”

“The Psalm says, ‘Shirley Goodnest and Marcie 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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