Friday, March 22, 2013


I'm just starting to feel better.  That bug really knocked me down!

Thanks so much for all the get well wishes.  It's wonderful to have such great friends!

Hopefully, I'll be able to show some stitching next week.

My sister has been having some medical issues that, as yet, have not been figured out.  She is having alot of pain and undergone so many tests already.  She will be having a colonoscopy and endoscopy the end of March.  It was also discovered that she has fibroids that will require a hysterectomy in a few weeks.  However, the fibroids are not what is causing the pain, so the pain must be dealt with first. 

We believe in the power of prayer and if you could keep my sister in your thoughts and prayers, it would mean so much.  

My sister shared this with me and I liked it so much I wanted to share it with you as well. 

Shirley & 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, so he probably wouldn't notice her. She 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, the neighbor and her little girl set out following behind Timmy as he walked to school with another neighbor girl he knew. She did this for the whole week.

As the two kids 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, 'Timmy replied, 
'and her daughter Marcy.'

'Shirley Goodnest? Who 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!'

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.

I know you smiled!

I sure did.

Pass this on and brighten someone's day!

Please pray that Shirley Goodnest & Marcy go with everyone you love!!!


  1. Thinking of you Pam, and your sister. Being ill and not knowing what is wrong is certainly no fun.

  2. I definitely did smile at that delightful little story, Pam!

    That is so worrisome about your sister. I hope these next tests provide some answers...

    Glad you are feeling better--take it easy and don't push yourself too much now :)

  3. It's so discouraging when doctors can't even tell you what's wrong - praying for wisdom for them and health for your sister. That story was adorable!

  4. I had to think about it before I got it, LOL.

    I hope your sister gets to feeling better, and that the tests reveal what's up.


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