Tuesday, May 27, 2008

what i want


i love this quote from marjorie pay hinckley! every time i read this quote it instills this deep desire within me to become this kind of woman.

"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

3 comments:

The Neslen's said...

Such a good quote!!!

lyn. said...

Beautiful reminder of what is really important... thanks!

K.J. and Macie said...

That an awesome quote! I want to be like that too!

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