Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The kind of person I want to be...

I was blog hopping this morning and came across this quote by Margorie Pay Hinckley on my friend Lora's blog. Lora, I have to say, is one of the most inspiring people I know so I wasn't surprised to find it there. I loved this quote and it really hit home for me so I'm stealing it to put on my blog. I want to remember it and try to apply it in my quest as a mother, wife, sister, friend, etc... I've read some of Sister Hinckley's books and just love the example she was to all of us. What a wonderful Christlike person she was. I will always remember her and President Hinckley and their dedication to the Lord's work.

"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:

Grandma Tami said...

Jen, That is also the kind of wife, mother, and grandma I want to be. Thanks for sharing.

Me and my Hawkes boyz said...

Hello Winterton's... hope you don't mind us stalking you. :) We just joined this new world of blogging and I am having so much fun finding friends. Your family is beautiful. I didn't even know about #4... she is gorgeous. Hopefully this will help us keep in touch better. Love you, Amy

The Homer House said...

Jen and Stoney, HI! This is the Homer's from Lake Powell, how are you? I saw your blog from the Hawkes' and had to say hi.
Tana