Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Favorite Quote

I came across one of my favorite quotes and thought I'd post it here with my bean canning recipes so I don't lose it again. It's attributed to Marjorie Pay Hinckley, but I can't verify that. I hope it was her because it sounds like something she'd say/do. All I come up with on a google search are a bunch of other blogs with this same quote posted and attributed to her. So, I'm going to join a long line of fans. No matter who the author is, the thought is a great one.

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny new 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 cildren'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 Pay Hinckley


Mom O' Nine said...

It is a great quote. I think I read it in the book her daughters did for her....have to check. I was "blessing the house" and got another blessing by taking a break and reading your nice blog.

Shannon said...

I'll have to look for the book. Do you happen to remember the title? Is it the one they put together after she died?

Baby Oven said...

That's an amazing quote. Is it okay if I steal it from your blog? It makes a beautiful mantra

Shannon said...

Steal away. I didn't say it, so I don't own it. Enjoy!