“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 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 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 Hinckley, wife of President Gordon B. Hinckley
I read this quote off another blog and I just fell in love with it. It sounds familiar, but it really hit home this time. If anyone as a great idea of a way to display this in my kitchen (I spend most of my time there), let me know. I was kind of thinking a vinyl letter something or other...I don't know?!? I know it's kinda long, but I love the whole thing. If I had to shorten it...I think the best part is the end, "...I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
Pres. Hinkley and his wife just make me feel good, and they have taught me so much...I believe when folks pass on it takes a little while for things to set in that they have really gone...that's true for me anyway...Now that it's been a few weeks, I'm starting to miss them. They will always be favorites of mine...always!