Friday, February 25, 2011

I Really Lived, Have you?

This quote always makes me smile, when I feel weighed down by life's demands.....

"'I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautiful 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 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 form making sandwiches for a sick neighbor's children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my nails from helping weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheek 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"

1 comment:

  1. mom this is my favorite quote since i heard it at girls camp last year and i will always love it. ps this is maddie