Sometimes I emphasize beauty and fashion and perception too much in my life. Don't get me wrong - I always plan to beautify the space around me and I think that is a good thing. But I never want to let my possessions get in the way of who I really want to be. I think Marjorie sums up exactly what I want my life to consist of.

"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

I want a simple life surrounded by those I love. I want to take care of myself while also taking care of those around me. I want children who remember me being there for them no matter what. I want friends who know they can call me at any given time. I want a life of love to others and to God. I want the imperfect.


Ana Magdalena said...

what a beautiful passage from Marjorie.

Brissa said...

i love that quote. marjorie was such a classy lady.

Catherine said...

one of my absolute favorite quotes. ever. sister hinckley was amazing.

Katrina said...

that sounds like perfect to me :)