If you looked closely at the title of this blog post, you probably thought I made a spelling error.
Shirley should be "Surely" since it seems those words refer to a well known verse in the Bible.
But in our case, Shirley is the correct name for the lady moose who lives next to the fireplace at our house ... alongside with her companions, Goodness and Mercy!
Two years ago I bought Shirley for Claire when she moved here to Czech, thinking she would fit into the apartment she was going to rent, and be something fun for JV Kids who came to visit her.
But when that first apartment fell through and she eventually got another one, Shirley didn't find a home there, so stayed here with us to entertain our grandsons.
As time went on I realized that I should actually capitalize on this learning moment and find her partners, Goodness and Mercy so I could teach the boys that verse in Psalm 23. So I've been on the hunt for them ever since!
I found "Goodness" earlier, but just couldn't seem to find "Mercy"... until today!
I was out doing some last minute Christmas shopping (since we start our Patty family Christmas tomorrow!) and there he was...at Kik right here in Frýdlant! He was the last one, and on sale (this 'having Christmas after Christmas' thing is working for me!!).
So now when the boys get here, I'll be able to introduce them to all three characters who now live at our house and will "shirley" make appearances many times in our grandsons' lives! 😂
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Psalm 23:6