Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I want to be... better

"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 kids to scout camp. 
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors 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 children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. 
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived." 
 Marjorie Pay Hinckley

10 comments:

Steven said...

This is my favorite! I love it. I was planning on posting this on mothers day!

Emily Zoe Hale said...

Um... and that last comment was me. NOT steven.

Drew and Tarah said...

LOVE this! I might steal it for fb! :)

Vivian said...

I LOVE IT!!! I loved her so...I'm going to post this, too..if you don't mind :)

Candace Boice said...

This is such a beautiful quote from such an amazing woman. Thanks for sharing :)

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

I love this....


The Hinckley's were the cutest couple ever

Write it in Lipstick

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS!!! :)

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

I shared this on our facebook page, FYI! :) GREAT MESSAGE!!!

Ross said...

I think this is really well said! This is exactlty the way that I want to go as well!! The real way the Lord intended for us to go.

Lynda said...

I want to be just like Marjorie when I grow up!
Down to earth and oh so real!
Thanks for sharing this with us!
Love You!