2.27.2008

What it is all about

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking the kids to scout camp. I want to be there with grass stains on my shoes from mowing Sister Schenk's lawn. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor's children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with the children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."


-Marjorie Hinckley

I saw this quote and had to share. The more I hear of Marjorie, the more I love her. Maybe I'll meet her someday. She is my hero!

3 comments:

Melissa said...

I agree! Every time I read something I think "Why didn't I hear these things while she was alive? How did I miss this??"
Thanks for sharing the quote!

Mansius Family said...

This is a great quote! Thanks for sharing it with us. That is how I want to live my life as well. Wish me luck.

The Morris Fam said...

Good Luck Nicole...And everyone else too!